Sierra Nevada is investigating the cause of a landing gear problem that forced the autonomous Dream Chaser engineering test article to veer off the runway on Oct. 26 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, Calif., during roll out after an otherwise “perfect” first free flight drop test. The approach and landing test (ALT) was a key milestone event for the developers of the lifting body space vehicle, which is competing against conventional capsule designs proposed by ...


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