NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center said in November 11 statement that the glide flight "verified and validated the performance of the Dream Chaser in the critical final approach and landing phase of flight".
Dream Chaser is aiming to deliver cargo to the ISS beginning in 2019 and will fly six cargo service missions to and from the space station until 2024.
Dream Chaser is a derivative project from NASA's 1990s HL-20 Launch System, which in turn was inspired by the Soviet Spiral program, a series of spacecraft developed for space warfare and orbital-glide bombing since the late 1960s. Sierra Nevada representatives announced on Twitter Saturday.
It's been in development by the Sparks, Nevada, company for more than 10 years. Orbital ATK's capsule - known as Cygnus - is then created to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere once it leaves the station, while SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule can survive the descent to Earth, using parachutes to land in the ocean.
"The lifting-body design gives Dream Chaser a higher lift-to-drag ratio and allows for greater cross-range landing capability, meaning the landing zone (or places where it can land) is greatly increased", said the company. The company says it will release more information about the test Monday afternoon. It proves that, on a basic level, Dream Chaser can live up to its role as a reusable cargo ship. But in 2014, NASA didn't pick the Dream Chaser to do crewed flights to the ISS, going with SpaceX and Boeing's proposed vehicles instead. It was the second glide test for the project. The vehicle flew a similar glide flight in October 2013, which the company and NASA considered successful despite a landing gear failure that caused the vehicle to skid off the runway after landing.
It is positive, as 55 investors sold ABBV shares while 581 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. Advantus Capital Management Inc decreased Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (OHI) stake by 64.39% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing.
He served previously in HHS under the Bush administration, when he was the agency?s general counsel and deputy secretary. After that, he joined pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly as SVP of corporate affairs and communications.
Poland has made a decision to join the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in the field of defense within the EU. Under the cooperation, member countries will submit an action plan outlining their defense aims.
All things being equal I think he can train on Thursday so we'll wait until then and have a look at to see where he is at. Argentina won a penalty at the scrum, was flawless at the lineout and forced mistakes from England .
AstraZeneca plc ( AZN ) traded down GBX 92 ($1.21) during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 4,870 ($64.05). The firm has a market capitalization of $85,094.67, a PE ratio of 7.66, a PEG ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 0.75.
The 40 year old, made his global debut for Pakistan in 2008, and went on to pick 447 wickets in all formats of the game. Ajmal has played 35 Tests , 113 ODIs and 64 T20Is for Pakistan and was a proven match-winner across formats.
Man dies after falling into woodchipper near Gympie
An Australian man died after accidentally falling through a woodchipper in a scene that police are calling "absolutely shocking". Acting Inspector Algie said police could not yet say if the man had been operating the machinery unsafely or incorrectly.
Tyson Foods shares rise on better-than-expected results
BidaskClub raised shares of Tyson Foods from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Shares of Tyson, the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Jimmy Dean sausages, rose 2.5 percent to $76 in premarket trading.
NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) Upgraded at Vetr Inc
Blair William And Il stated it has 145,646 shares. (NASDAQ:NVDA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. Perhaps most importantly where cash movements are concerned, the company saw about 705 million in net operating cash flow.
Bollywood celebs and their birthday celebrations
In one particular picture from the lot, Boney Kapoor is seen kissing his youngest daughter Khushi Kapoor. Talking about Jhanvi's debut, she will be next seen in the remake of Sairat opposite Ishaan Khattar.
State Police: Four Killed in Plane Crash in Kentucky
Troopers and deputies with the Barren County Sheriff's Office will remain on site until FAA investigators arrive. First responders had to be lowered by ropes down an earthen embankment to mark evidence for the investigation.
Live images of Gionee S11 leak
Gionee is holding an event on November 26 where it will be releasing 8 bezel-less smartphones on that very same day. Additionally, there will be a 3600 mAh battery and the usual set of connectivity options like the 4G LTE support.