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  • NASA’s Commercial Crew Program set to make large strides in 2014

    Jason RhianJanuary 16th, 2014

    NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is poised to make great strides in the coming year, ones which could serve to validate the two-pronged approach on which the space agency has been directed. NASA is to return to the business of sending crews to deep space missions to destinations such as an asteroid in the mid 2020s […]

  • Spaceflight in 2013: A Year in Review

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 31st, 2013

    As 2013 comes to a close, it is a fitting time to look back and reflect on what has been an eventful year in spaceflight.

  • SNC’s Dream Chaser finishes CCDev-2 – CORRECTION

    Jason RhianDecember 18th, 2013

    Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced Monday that the company’s Dream Chaser space plane has successfully finished NASA’s Commercial Crew Development phase, round 2 (CCDev2) and will now continue to work on the Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) phase. The last hurdle for the company’s offering under CCDev2 was to pass a review of the first free-flight […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dream Chaser’s first free flight ends with failure

    David DarlingOctober 26th, 2013

    An engineering test article or “ETA” of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spaceplane, after, according to, conducting a “perfect” free flight which began at 9:45 a.m. PDT, encountered a mechanical failure during landing. The test article flipped over on landing. It is unclear what impact this will have on the remaining tests that […]