This is significant for the aerospace manufacturer since its last free-flight test in 2013 resulted in minor damage when a problem with the deployment of its left landing gear caused the plane to skid off the runway.
As mentioned earlier, Dream Chaser has been lifted by a helicopter and managed to fly more than 10,000 feet in altitude before being dropped from the helicopter. They're created to be used 15 or more times and have autonomous launch, flight and landing capabilities, according to Sierra Nevada Corp.
The Dream Chaser is a fairly unique vehicle compared to the other two companies' spacecraft.
The Dream Chaser is being developed to carry cargo to and from the International Space Station without a crew aboard. This involved attaching Dream Chaser to a pickup truck that would pull it some 60 miles per hour (about 95 km/h). When it would reach that speed, the Dream Chaser was released allowing its onboard systems to slow the vehicle to a stop.
A day after the tow test, a captive carry test was performed. Just like the free-flight test, Dream Chaser was suspended beneath a twin-rotor helicopter and flown through a number of maneuvers to gather information. Beat me to Space X and Boeing.
The Dream Chaser last flew in 2013, but a problem with its left landing gear meant it had a hard touchdown, which caused the plane to skid off the runway and sustain minor damage.
The United States has relied on private contracts as well as the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos to get its astronauts and supplies to the ISS since the Space Shuttle was taken out of service in 2011.
Along with SpaceX and Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada is under contract from NASA for as many as six cargo flights to the station. It will sport an expandable cargo module at the rear that will feature solar panels and a docking mechanism.
Commercial crew was a follow-on to the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) or "commercial cargo" program that led to the SpaceX and Orbital ATK uncrewed systems that resupply ISS today - Falcon 9/Dragon and Antares/Cygnus. "This advances our program and the Dream Chaser towards orbital flight, while meeting the final milestone for our NASA CCiCap [Commercial Crew integrated Capability] agreement and supporting milestone 5 of the CRS-2 contract".
This is the first time that Salman has joined the Race 3 franchise, and his association has definitely made it bigger. On Monday morning, Salman tweeted the picture from the last day on the sets of Tiger Zinda Hai where in action mode.
More than 50 people were injured in Iraq's Sulaymaniyah province and about 150 were hurt in Khanaquin city. Local sources said the quake with a depth of 33 kilometers was felt in border towns in Iran and Turkey.
FRIDAY NIGHT/SATURDAY: Models indicate a more dynamic system towards the end of the week, but differ slightly on timing. Overall a fantastic fall week of weather as days will feature more sunshine than clouds, and nights clear and chilly.
While no one has an idea on how the iPhone X can go even bigger, a visualized render of the iPhone X Plus has surfaced recently. Apple, however, had already acknowledged the unresponsive screen issue and promised a software update to resolve this.
After weeks of discussion, recent user comments suggest there is a temporary fix for the issue - blowing into the bottom speaker. Users have posted videos showing a bright white or greenish flash that seems to confirm the issue.
Upon completion of the sale of tower businesses, Vodafone India will receive $592 million and Idea will receive $615 million. Accordingly, private equity funds KKR and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) had emerged as the top contenders.
Some fans have said protests are disrespectful to the American flag and to the military, and have boycotted the NFL. With the week's tension in mind, media members were watching Jones and Blank closely before the game.
Duterte is hosting the two days of summits as the rotating chair of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Pilita Corrales upon the orders of the Commander-in-Chief of the United States", the Philippine president revealed .
This afternoon clouds will stick around for much of the day with highs struggling this afternoon hitting the mid 40s. There will be a 20-30 percent chance of isolated showers through the day with drizzle likely for most.
The government, he added, does not have enough public transport alternatives to accommodate over 6 million two-wheelers. The Delhi government had chose to shut down schools for five days after the air quality index reached severe levels.
It also moves the team one game closer to what certainly must be the end of Jackson's tenure as head coach with the Browns. The Lions won their second straight game after a 38-24 win over the Cleveland Browns , moving to 5-4 on the season.
Skyrim PlayStation VR Bundle Announced
You can choose how you move within the game world, choosing between full locomotion or teleportation for the movement. The $449.99 PlayStation VR Skyrim Bundle is the complete bundle that has everything needed to play any PSVR game.
Butch Jones' time as Tennessee football coach is over
Defensive line coach Brady Hoke , the former head coach at MI , will serve as UT's interim coach for the remainder of the season. Yet the bad effort showed that the team had quit on Jones or didn't consider him a coach for whom to show its best effort.
Boat capsizes in Krishna river, 13 dead
Another 20 people swam to safety or were rescued by villagers in the Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh state Home Minister N. A helpline with toll free number 18004250101 was opened to help the relatives of the victims to get the information.