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Spaceplane gets a ride for space station trips


Spaceplane gets a ride for space station trips The Dream Chaser spaceplane, which will ferry cargo to the International Space Station (ISS), now has a rocket to launch on. Sierra Nevada, the private company that builds the spaceplane, has chosen the Vulcan rocket as its ride into orbit. The company hopes to start launching missions by 2021, to deliver supplies to astronauts on the ISS. Neither the Dream Chaser vehicle, nor the Vulcan rocket, has yet flown to space. Sierra Nevada was recently awarded the contract by Nasa to re-supply the ISS.   More



(Source: BBC News - Aug 15)

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