Sierra Nevada Corporation

In this Aug. 22, 2013 photo made available by NASA, the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. (AP Photo/NASA, Carla Thomas)

Mini space shuttle skids off runway in test flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new, smaller version of NASA’s space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing. The Dream Chaser space plane is being designed by Sierra Nevada Corp. It’s vying to […]

10/29/2013

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Colo. company tests spacecraft in Calif. desert

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station has run the craft through a series of tests at a NASA facility in […]

08/22/2013

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Private spaceship tests underway in Va. and Calif.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Colorado company developing a spaceship to take astronauts to the International Space Station is having its spacecraft undergo a series of landing-focused tests at NASA facilities in Virginia and California. […]

05/16/2013

NASA picks 3 private firms to develop space taxis

(AP) – NASA has picked three aerospace companies to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station. This is the third phase of NASA’s efforts to get private space companies to take […]

08/03/2012

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