Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp to Launch First DreamChaser (unmanned) in Nov 2016

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces that it has confirmed that the first orbital flight of its Dream Chaser® Space System will occur on November 1, 2016. Dream Chaser will be brought to orbit on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that is being built in Decatur, Alabama and will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

During SNC’s press event at the John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), which was carried live on NASA TV, Mark N. Sirangelo, corporate vice president and head of Sierra Nevada Space Systems also unveiled the plans for Dream Chaser flight operations and vehicle processing in Florida through a detailed multi-part presentation.

Sirangelo started the announcement by saying, “SNC is thrilled to be the first company to confirm a launch date for our country’s return to orbital human spaceflight and the restart of human spaceflight operations from Florida’s Space Coast. We could not have done this without the spirit and engagement from our national and state governments, the best aerospace companies in the industry, and several major universities, which all hail from over 30 states. Together these passionate people will return our astronauts to space on American spacecraft and rockets launched from America’s space coast right here in Florida.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,

This is cool, I like the "Dream Chaser" concept.

Now, proper grammar should state this, "Dream Chaser will be taken into orbit on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket . . ."

Not, "brought to orbit." There is a whole generation that does not know the proper use of 'bring' and 'take.' Use 'take' when something is going away from where it currently is, and low earth orbit is certainly away from where it is now.

Look up proper grammar. Your posts will carry more authority if you use the language properly.