NASA invested $212 million in Dream Chaser



spacecraft, Dream Chaser, NASA, spacecraft, mini-shuttle, Atlas V rocket, futuristic space technology
NASA has recently invested $212 million in Dream Chaser, a lifting body spacecraft project by Sierra Nevada Corporation. The space shuttle launch is scheduled to go into orbit by 2015 on top of an Atlas V rocket. The approach and landing drop tests will be conducted later this year. Being based on NASA’s HL-20 lifting body concept vehicle from the 1980s, Dream Chaser shares a similar operating principle, but is much smaller. It is designed to operate more like a business jet, transporting up to seven people and a little cargo up to the International Space Station in short-term missions. The entire system is safer and cheaper due to the fact that no separate fuel tank or boosters are necessary. Being placed in orbit, the vehicle can dock with the ISS via an airlock at the back. The spacecraft deorbits just like the shuttle, relying on a protective belly to keep it safe during reentry through the atmosphere and using its lifting body design to fly to a landing on a runway.
Via:dvice.com

future spacecraft, Dream Chaser, NASA, mini-shuttle, Atlas V rocket, Space Future

spacecraft, Dream Chaser, NASA, spacecraft, mini-shuttle, Atlas V rocket, futuristic space technology

spacecraft, Dream Chaser, NASA, mini-shuttle, Atlas V rocket, futuristic space technology

spacecraft, Dream Chaser, NASA, mini-shuttle, Atlas V rocket, futuristic space technology

spacecraft, Dream Chaser, NASA, mini-shuttle, Atlas V rocket, futuristic space technology

spacecraft, Dream Chaser, NASA, mini-shuttle, Atlas V rocket, futuristic space technology

Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Electric Airplanes For The Future!
Jelly Bean: New Approach To Metropolitan Downtown
Adasta: 42m Luxury Trimaran
Microscopic 3D Images From Inside The Tissues
Unique Hands Free Experience
NASA Funding Various Advanced Technology Concepts
Urban Gondola: Revolutionary Futuristic Transportation System (+VIDEO)
A Smart Wristband Lets You Type Any Text Via Air-writing
GT6 Mercedes Brought To Life
Ziphius Aquatic Drone