I am pleased that the Sierra Nevada Corp. has won a major Space Act contract for its Dream Chaser commercial crew vehicle concept (AW&ST Feb. 22, p. 53) under the Commercial Crew Development program. In fact, it was the largest of five awards, at $20 million. In 1989-92, I was the manager at Rockwell International for the NASA Langley HL-20 Personnel Launch Vehicle Study, upon which the Dream Chaser is based. Our contract called for taking the Langley-developed external configuration ...


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