Maybe You Haven’t Heard: Dream Chaser Program Is NASA’s Next Gen Space Shuttle Program – American Military News

Maybe You Haven’t Heard: Dream Chaser Program Is NASA’s Next Gen Space Shuttle Program

Since the NASA space shuttle was retired in 2011, the only way for American astronauts to travel into space or to the International Space Station is aboard a Russian spacecraft. All that is about to change when Dream Chaser begins orbital flights in 2017.

Dream Chaser Space System is an American reusable, planned human-rated version designed to carry from two to seven people and/or cargo to orbital destinations such as the International Space Station. The vehicle would be able to return from space by gliding and landing on any airport runway that handles commercial air traffic.

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