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Behold! America`s Next Space Shuttle

Sierra Nevada Corporation`s Dream Chaser is set to go in to space 2017.

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Behold! America`s Next Space Shuttle . Sierra Nevada Corporation`s Dream Chaser is set to go in to space 2017.
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Sleepyhallow
Male, 50-59, Western US
 1438 Posts
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 1:40:41 AM
"I am also slightly disappointed with how similar it is to the old retired shuttles."

Are you completely void of any knowledge associated with the words "Lifting Body"?

katluver
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 321 Posts
Monday, February 3, 2014 3:03:01 PM
Am I the only one that sees potential problems from the lack of a wheel in the front? I am also slightly disappointed with how similar it is to the old retired shuttles.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11029 Posts
Monday, February 3, 2014 7:28:09 AM
To be honest, I don't believe we`re in an era where private money has the will to go to space. I think that, for the time being is the realm of governments and multi-national government organisations.


I agree. As yet, space flight isn`t easy enough to be cheap enough to be profitable. Satellite launches are the only commercial area.

No holiday to the moon for me :(

deputy
Male, 40-49, Europe
 332 Posts
Monday, February 3, 2014 12:47:21 AM
@codejockey: I think it is full scale, since on the site they mention atlas V as a launch platform and that is not exactly the biggest platform.
@draculya: another possibility may be that for cargo they will use a fully radio controlled version that flies without on-board crew, altough I think that a disposable cargo carrier may be the better option.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11489 Posts
Sunday, February 2, 2014 6:49:58 PM
"I like it, but it looks like almost only a pasenger transporter. What is it's room for freight? Or do they plan to use more conventional rockets for that?"

I think that`s the idea. The only part you need back are the people.

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