Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)

SNC TO DEVELOP PROTOTYPES FOR ARTEMIS LUNAR EXPLORATION PROGRAM

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been selected to develop prototypes of key human lander elements for NASA’s accelerated Artemis lunar exploration program. During the next six months, SNC will perform studies and develop prototypes to help NASA reduce schedule risk for the descent, transfer and refueling elements of a potential human landing system. “SNC is […]

SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION TEST FIRES NEXT-GENERATION ROCKET ENGINE

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) recently showcased its patented VORTEX rocket engine, showcasing next-generation technology available to NASA, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and commercial launch companies. The engine, which uses green and clean propellants, will be used for the SNC Dream Chaser spacecraft when it services the International Space Station for NASA missions starting in […]

SNC’S DREAM CHASER PASSES ANOTHER NASA MILESTONE

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft passed NASA’s Integrated Review Milestone 5 (IR5), a key status check on SNC’s performance of a variety of ground and flight operations. IR5 demonstrates that the Dream Chaser team is on track to operate the space vehicle in advance of the first mission to the International Space Station […]

MATTEL INC. RELEASES SNC DREAM CHASER SPACECRAFT MATCHBOX TOY

America’s next generation spaceplane will soon be available in stores. Toy maker Mattel, Inc. is releasing a Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft Matchbox® toy, which will be sold in stores starting in September. “We are thrilled that Dream Chaser will be inspiring kids everywhere and up close,” said Eren Ozmen, SNC owner, chairwoman […]

STUDENTS PLANT SEEDS TO HELP NASA FARM IN SPACE

NASA is seeking plant varieties that could grow best in space, providing food for astronauts to eat on their way to future deep space destinations, including Mars. Teachers and students in South Florida recently began experiments to test a wide spectrum of seeds to see which would flourish in different conditions. “Once you tell the […]

NASA AWARDS INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION CARGO TRANSPORT CONTRACTS

NASA has awarded three cargo contracts to ensure the critical science, research and technology demonstrations that are informing the agency’s journey to Mars are delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2019 through 2024. The agency unveiled its selection of Orbital ATK of Dulles, Virginia; Sierra Nevada Corporation of Sparks, Nevada; and SpaceX of […]

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