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First glide check of Dream Chaser orbiter fortunate, however ends in a very flip

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has carried out the first gliding approach and landing tes...

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 flap did not function, causing the test spacecraft to flip on landing. Continue reading First glide check of Dream Chaser orbiter fortunate, however ends in a very flip