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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...

new boeing spacecraft tested
2013-07-23 13:26:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts climbed aboard The Boeing Company's CST-100 spacecraft on Monday, giving the world its first glance at what may be the face of future space travel. NASA astronauts Serena Aunon and Randy Bresnik slapped on their orange launch-and-entry suits and individually tested their maneuverability inside the capsule, while Boeing engineers monitored communications, equipment and ergonomics. "These are our customers. They're...

2013-07-18 10:23:48

NASA officials Wednesday released a synopsis requesting information from U.S. private enterprises interested in pursuing unfunded partnerships. The aim is to advance the development of commercial space products and services. The Collaborations for Commercial Space Capabilities synopsis describes a potential opportunity for existing and new companies and non-profit organizations to access NASA's spaceflight expertise for mutually beneficial space exploration goals. These new partnerships...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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