NASA Administrator (and former astronaut) Major General Charles Bolden flew the Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser simulator during a visit to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base on May 22.

If Dream Chaser is not the future, it is much closer than NASA’s $10-billion attempt to recreate the Apollo capsule — but who will tell Congress that?

Written by Astro1 on May 26th, 2013 , Sierra Nevada

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    jim brown commented

    We already have the Dragon which is as good as the Orion hopes to be. The Dragon rider is nearly ready, and it will be far better and far better price, and available years earlier. As typical NASA is dumping more money down a rat hole.

    May 27, 2013 at 3:38 am
    jim brown commented

    We should have two so lets have the Dragon Rider and the Dream Chaser.

    May 27, 2013 at 3:39 am
    john hare commented

    Why should we have two when the market and innovation may decide on three, or thirty?

    May 27, 2013 at 4:01 am
    Terry P. commented

    SLS will die, just a matter of when. Put the money in Dragon and Dream Chaser and spend the money wisely. The time will come when NASA will have to step out of the way and let commercial lead the way.

    May 27, 2013 at 7:56 am