Bolstered by its recent second-round NASA Commercial Crew Development Program (CCDev2) win to continue development of the Dream Chaser spaceship, Sierra Nevada Corp. is revealing new details of its plan to conduct full-scale drop tests in 2012 using the Scaled Composites-developed WhiteKnightTwo mothership. Sierra Nevada is one of the big winners in the second round of NASA’s CCDev program, netting $80 million of the total $269.3 million payout aimed at maturing concepts for private ...

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