Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has carried out the first gliding approach and landing test of its Dream Chaser spacecraft (Photo: SNC)
The Dream Chaser undergoing tow tests earlier this year (Photo: SNC / Ken Ulbrich)
The Dream Chaser is designed to is designed to carry up to seven people to and from low earth orbit (Photo: NASA)
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) carried out the first gliding approach and landing test of their Dream Chaser spacecraft at Edwards Air Force Base on October 26. The vehicle dropped from its carrier aircraft at 11:10 am, and carried out gliding and landing maneuvers flawlessly. However, the left landing gear door did not function, causing the test spacecraft to flip on landing.
Other Images from this Gallery