Dream Chaser’s Nightmare Landing

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    The Sierra Nevada’s Corporations Dream Chaser spaceship may have had a successful test flight this week but a rocky landing due to a failure in the left-side landing gear.

    The spaceship didn’t have such a smooth landing this week.   The Sierra Nevada Corporation, a contractor working with NASA, tested it’s Dream Chaser spaceship which is being built as a space taxi if you will to carry up to seven astronauts at a time up to the International Space Station.  The spaceplane aced its flight but crash-landed when a wheel on the left-side landing gear failed to deploy.  But don’t worry--no one was hurt in the crash as the Dream Chaser, which looks a lot like a space shuttle with wings, flies autonomously.  Teams are now accessing the damage but say all-in-all the flight was a success.