Dream Chaser spacecraft
The company that gets the biggest chunk of the $50 million is Centennial, Colo.-based Sierra Nevada Corp., which won $20 million to continue development of its space transportation system.
That system includes the piloted, seven-person Dream Chaser spacecraft, which will eventually be launched on an Atlas V 402 vehicle, according to NASA. The Dream Chaser, a project of Sierra Nevada's SpaceDev subsidiary, is based on NASA's HL-20 lifting-body design.
February 6, 2010 11:00 AM PST
Photo by: Sierra Nevada Corp.
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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