Dream Chaser Drop Test Paves Way Toward Orbital Flight

Credit: NASA
A lifting body vehicle modeled after NASA’s 1990s-era HL-20 spaceplane design took a significant step closer to orbital flight following a long-awaited drop test in California, allowing developer Sierra Nevada Corp. to concentrate on a mid-2018 critical design review and ongoing construction of a...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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