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News Archive / Tagged: CCiCap

  • Sierra Nevada encouraging spaceport development with new program

    Joe LatrellSeptember 12th, 2015

    Sierra Nevada Corporation has created a new initiative to help the development of landing sites for its Dream Chaser spacecraft. The program is called the Dream Chaser Preferred Landing Site Program. It offers assistance to spaceports and airports that may become designated landing locations for the Dream Chaser.

  • Report: NASA Commercial Crew companies get extension

    Jason RhianJuly 3rd, 2014

    An article posted on Space News by veteran aerospace journalist Irene Klotz details how NASA has opted to extend its agreements with two companies competing to produce spacecraft tasked with flying astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC ) and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) have been given an […]

  • NASA’s commercial partners making progress toward launching crews to ISS

    Jason RhianApril 1st, 2014

    NASA’s commercial partners laboring under the space agency’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) are making steady progress toward launching astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). The accomplishments were made in February under NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability and Commercial Crew Development Round 2 initiatives. This progress comes at a time when the United States is looking […]

  • Wind tunnel testing used to understand the unsteady side of aerodynamics

    NASANovember 6th, 2013

    Think about a time you’ve been a passenger in a car and stuck your hand out the window. As your speed increases, so do the vibrations in your hand. Trying to keep those fingers steady as the wind whips around them at 75 mph gets pretty tricky, right?

  • Opinion: Dream Chaser malfunction reveals failings of NewSpace supporters, New Media

    Jason RhianNovember 3rd, 2013

    Last week on Saturday, October 26,  the Engineering Test Article (ETA) of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft conducted its first free flight test. Most of the mission was a complete success. However, the final leg of the mission encountered problems, and in so doing openly displayed how the company, its supporters and NASA handled […]

  • SpaceX scores success with Dragon in-flight abort review

    Jason RhianOctober 24th, 2013

    Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, has released its plans to show how the company’s Dragon spacecraft will react in the event of an abort scenario as the crewed variant of the spacecraft is on ascent. The completion of the in-flight orbit review is the eighth milestone under NASA’s Commercial Crew integrated Capability or […]