Dream Machine

Norris, Guy
June 2013
Aviation Week & Space Technology;6/3/2013, Vol. 175 Issue 18, p54
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The article considers research on and testing of the Dream Chaser reusable space vehicle created by the aerospace industries company Sierra Nevada Corp. The Dream Chaser's lifting-body design in which it uses the lift generated by its airframe shape rather than wings for atmospheric re-entry and landing is discussed.


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