Meet “Dream Chaser,” The Next-Generation Space Plane | Countdown to Launch

From Seeker:

This new space plane just got one step closer to liftoff, and it could change spaceflight to the ISS in years to come. The Space Shuttle Orbiter is an iconic symbol of human space exploration, and we haven’t seen anything like its unique design since its retirement in 2011.


Engineers at the Sierra Nevada Corporation’s facility in Colorado are in the early stages of assembling the new space plane, called “The Dream Chaser.”