Chasing a dream

Firth, Niall
May 2005
Engineer (00137758);5/30/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7676, p14
Reports that SpaceDev Inc. has designed a passenger vehicle for low-orbital and orbital flights for the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, in the latest step towards commercial space travel. Features of the Dream Chaser, a six-passenger concept vehicle; Use of a scaled-up hybrid rocket motors to launch the Dream Chaser; Development of a viable thermal protection design for the spacecraft's re-entry into Earth's atmosphere.


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