October 30, 2013

Dream Chaser Unmanned Flight Suffers Crash Landing

The Dream Chaser spaceship didn’t have a very smooth landing this week. The Sierra Nevada Corporation, a contractor working with NASA, tested its Dream Chaser spaceship, which is being built as a space taxi, if you will, to carry up to seven astronauts at a time up to the International Space Station. The space plane aced its flight but crash-landed when a wheel on the left-side landing gear failed to deploy. But don’t worry – no one was hurt in the crash as the Dream Chaser, which looks a lot like a space shuttle with wings, flies autonomously. Teams are now accessing the damage but say all-in-all the flight was a success.

[ Read the Article: Unmanned Dream Chaser Test Flight Successful, Despite Crash Landing ]

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