SNC’s Dream Chaser would launch from Stratolaunch plane instead of ULA rocket

October 2, 2014 12:03 PM

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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is working on a smaller Dream Chaser space plane that would be launched from a Stratolaunch plane; rather than a United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket.

The Dream Chaser, which is a stripped-down version of the spaceship that's been developed in Louisville, would reportedly be able to take a crew of three astronauts to low-earth orbit destinations. It would also b able to fly on unmanned automated missions.

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