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Imagine for a second entering a world where space travel isn’t just for astronauts, but for everyone, including you.

Now imagine Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spaceplane and its Shooting Star cargo module, all lit up in soft blue lights at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio.

This isn’t just a cool piece of technology on display; It’s a glimpse into a future where space could be part of your everyday life and allow you to travel beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

This massive, 55-foot-tall spacecraft, called Tenacity, is the beginning of a journey that could one day take us and cargo out of this world.

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Dream Chaser spaceplane. (Sierra area)

to test limits

Under the rigorous scrutiny of space simulation, the Dream Chaser and its cargo module were put to the test series of tests Designed to withstand the harsh realities of launch and spaceflight, ensuring it is ready for the challenges ahead.

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Dream Chaser spaceplane. (Sierra area)

The intensive testing included exposure to extreme vibrations using the world’s most powerful spacecraft shaker system and a stay in a thermal vacuum chamber to simulate the unique and harsh conditions of space.

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X Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser spaceplane. (Sierra area)

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Preparations for the spaceplane’s maiden flight to the International Space Station

These steps are critical as the spaceplane prepares for its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station (ISS) later this year to carry over 7,800 pounds of cargo. It is the first of seven missions to resupply the International Space Station on behalf of NASA as part of the CRS-2 (Commercial Resupply Services-2) program.

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The Dream Chaser spaceplane could be the future of space travel. (Sierra area)

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The Dream Chaser spaceplane passes important environmental tests

The successful completion of the first phase of environmental testing represents significant progress for Sierra Space and the Dream Chaser program. The journey to get there required years of development. The rigorous testing program demonstrated the spaceplane’s resilience and readiness for the next phase of its journey.

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Dream Chaser spaceplane. (Sierra area)

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The Dream Chaser spaceplane has had quite an adventure. From its inception to rigorous testing, it embodies a shared dream – the vision of exploring space not as an unreachable frontier, but as a new realm for improving life here on Earth. As Sierra Space and NASA push the boundaries of what is possible, we stand on the verge of an exciting new chapter in human history. Space is no longer just a place to visit; It could become a place to call home and work. The Dream Chaser takes us into this unknown future with its innovative design and bold mission.

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