SPARKS, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems is pleased to announce that its Dream Chaser® Space System Program has been selected by NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to receive a Certification Products Contract (CPC).
This award is the first step on the path to enabling International Space Station transportation services and to provide for government certification of the Dream Chaser commercial crew orbital transportation system.
The contract, which was the largest award by NASA in this round, is valued at $10 million to be completed by May 30, 2014. It will begin in January 2013 and will make for a robust relationship between SNC and NASA.
The Dream Chaser orbital crew vehicle is on schedule to complete its first free flight test, in conjunction with NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, in early 2013.