LOS ANGELES—Sierra Nevada Corp. plans to conduct a series of progressively higher-altitude drop tests of its Dream Chaser spacecraft following the successful completion of a critical free-flight test of the lifting body vehicle on Nov. 11 at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The test marks a major milestone toward readiness for initial cargo flights to the International Space Station in late 2019 or 2020 and follows a captive-carry ...

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