Using results from this Free-Flight test, engineers can perfect the aerodynamics of the Dream Chaser, making it even safer for future flights.
Catching Some Air
As the full-scale test vehicle is raised by the Chinook helicopter on Nov. 13, 2017, Sierra Nevada Corporation looks to the future of this spacecraft.
The Dream Chaser spacecraft is readied for the atmospheric Free-Flight test.
Rising high into the atmosphere, the Dream Chaser begins the atmospheric Free-Flight test.
The Flight Crew prepares Sierra Nevada Corporation's full-scale Dream Chaser test vehicle for the upcoming Free-Flight test.
Last Minute Checks
The Flight Crew for the Dream Chaser spacecraft completes preflight checks before the craft participates in the monumental test.
Future at Hand
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft looks to be the next phase in NASA's journey into space.