Sierra Nevada conducted a captive-carriage test flight of the Dream Chaser engineering test article on Aug. 22 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, Calif., in preparation for the start of approach and landing free flight tests in September. The test, which saw the lifting-body space vehicle lifted above the Edwards dry lake bed below a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane, follows completion of tow tests earlier this month. Pulled by a truck, the Dream Chaser has performed four sets ...

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