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Dream Chaser model
2014-05-20 07:01:32

[ Watch the Video: Wind Tunnel Tests Dream Chaser Design ] By Sasha Congiu, NASA's Langley Research Center With meticulous effort and attention to detail, NASA technician Ricky Hall hand-glued 250 grains of sand across a 22-inch long model of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft. Each individually placed grain of sand creates turbulent flow along the vehicle, simulating what the actual spacecraft will experience during flight. After more than four hours of prep...

2014-05-19 23:03:24

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the successful completion of the latest milestone in its NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the successful completion of the latest milestone in its NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement. NASA awarded SNC full value of $20 million for the passage of CCiCap Milestone 8, Wind Tunnel Testing. To date, SNC has received over 80...

NASA Test Pilot Bill Dana Passes Away
2014-05-08 03:05:13

[ Watch the Video: Retired NASA Research Test Pilot Bill Dana Dies ] NASA Bill Dana was an aeronautical engineer, a test pilot. He was an astronaut. His career at the NASA High-Speed Flight Station (now Armstrong Flight Research Center) began on October 1, 1958; coincidentally the same day NASA came into being. He piloted some of the agency's most remarkable craft and was with us from the agency's infancy through the maturity of the Space Shuttle and the creation of the International...

Dream Chaser Spaceplane November 2016 Launch
2014-01-23 15:50:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced plans to launch a test flight of its Dream Chaser spaceplane in November 2016. The vehicle is expected to liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After circling our planet in low-Earth orbit, the vehicle will return to the Kennedy Space Center and land on the same landing strip used by the space shuttle program. “Today we are very proud to...

Unmanned Dream Chaser Test Flight Successful, Despite Crash Landing
2013-10-30 07:00:34

[ Watch the Video: Dream Chaser Unmanned Flight Suffers Crash Landing ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a series of successful ground and captive-carry tests with its flagship Dream Chaser commercial space taxi, Sierra Nevada Corp.’s (SNC) latest experiment, falls short of perfection. On Saturday, October 26, SNC’s Dream Chaser was airlifted by helicopter to launch altitude for what was a largely successful automated test flight. However, as the...

2013-08-22 23:02:04

Today Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® spacecraft successfully completed a full-scale captive-carry test. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 Today Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® spacecraft successfully completed a full-scale captive-carry test. The test in which the Dream Chaser was carried under an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter was conducted at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The captive-carry test was performed...

2013-08-19 23:03:56

Last week, NASA announced that it has added additional milestones to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® Space Act Agreement (SAA) under the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) August 19, 2013 Last week, NASA announced that it has added additional milestones to Sierra Nevada Corporation's(SNC) Dream Chaser® Space Act Agreement (SAA) under the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative. NASA amended...

Dream Chaser Ground Tests
2013-08-15 10:17:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Dream Chaser spacecraft is progressing as expected through ground tests at a California facility, NASA announced this week. Developed by the Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Dream Chaser is described as a spaceplane capable of flying at sub-orbital and orbital altitudes. The space agency has plans to use the craft for sending personnel and supplies to and from the International Space Station. Earlier this month, the Dream Chaser...

2013-08-13 23:01:12

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. Sparks, NV (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the completion of the Dream Chaser® Space System tow testing at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. The ground tow tests were conducted in preparation for the upcoming approach and landing test scheduled for the third...


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  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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