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2012-06-06 12:03:37

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed a preliminary design review (PDR) of the design, architecture and performance of its Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle. This marks a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. SNC is one of several companies working to develop commercial crew transportation capabilities under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2)...

2012-06-04 12:29:09

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems successfully completed a "captive carry test" of its full-scale Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle Tuesday, marking a new milestone in the company's effort to develop transportation for astronauts to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. During the test, the Dream Chaser flight vehicle was carried under an Erickson Air-Crane helicopter to assess the vehicle's aerodynamic flight performance, which will allow additional flight tests...

2009-03-30 11:39:00

SPARKS, Nev., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly formed Space Systems business area of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will debut at the National Space Symposium in Colorado SpringsMarch 30th. The Space Systems business area was established in 2009 through the merger of SNC subsidiary, MicroSat Systems, and SpaceDev, which was acquired by SNC in late 2008. MicroSat Systems and SpaceDev have a combined twenty year history in space, providing hardware for over 300 Earth orbiting and...

2009-02-17 15:00:00

POWAY, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAD), a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products, and personnel and equipment leasing services, today announced that it has named veteran financial executive Richard B. Slansky as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective March 9, 2009, replacing Interim Chief Financial Officer Todd Clyde, who will continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer. With more than 25 years of experience as a...

2008-12-19 17:12:00

SPARKS, Nev., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sierra Nevada Corporation President, Eren Ozmen, announced today that SNC has completed the acquisition of SpaceDev Inc. SpaceDev has 170+ employees in its three locations; Poway, California; Louisville, Colorado; and Durham, North Carolina, adding a notable talent base to SNC's capabilities. "The acquisition of SpaceDev, which has a tremendous space heritage with products that have flown on 250 spacecraft, represents a dynamic expansion of...

2008-10-07 18:00:08

SpaceDev, Inc. (OTCBB: SPDV) recently completed its third significant milestone under the Space Act Agreement signed with NASA in June 2007; the Internal Space Vehicle Propulsion Module Preliminary Design Review (PDR). Milestone completion was approved after submission of materials to the NASA COTS office. SpaceDev entered into the Space Act Agreement with NASA to facilitate its development of reliable, safe and affordable transportation of passengers and cargo to and from Earth orbit. As...

2008-08-13 15:00:08

SpaceDev, Inc. (OTCBB: SPDV) announced today that Patricia Grace Smith, former Associate Administrator of Commercial Space Transportation for the Federal Aviation Administration, has joined the SpaceDev Board of Directors. Ms. Smith has over 25 years of experience including 14 years with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She also served as Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation within the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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