Nasa daily picture for October 12: Dream Chaser at Dawn

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Dream Chaser

Dawn bring the sight of Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada's reusable spaceplane, as it sits on the runway at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC). Dream Chaser is being delveloped to deliver cargo to the International Space Station and is currently undergoing testing at AFRC in preparation for its approach and landing flight later this year. The Space Shuttle underwent similar testing at the center in the 1970s. Dream Chaser is different in that it is currently being designed to make automated pilotless flights to the station. Continued development will enable the craft to carry a crew of up to seven astronauts.
Credit: NASA/Ken Ulbrich


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