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SNC Highlights Support of NASA JSC for Dream Chaser

26 Apr 2012, 23:35 UTC
SNC Highlights Support of NASA JSC for Dream Chaser
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Sparks, NV – (SNC PR) – Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has signed several Space Act Agreements (SAA) with NASA’s Johnson Space Center dating back to May 2011 to assist in both the technical development of, and operations support for, the Dream Chaser®Space System. SNC has received funding awards from NASA in both rounds of the Commercial Crew Development Program and has chosen to re-invest capital back into the space agency through SAAs with individual Centers, including Houston’s Johnson Space Center, to leverage NASA’s experience and expertise in human spaceflight.
Johnson Space Center’s Engineering and Mission Operations Directorates are currently receiving funding from SNC. These agreements include work in a variety of areas such as thermal protection and the use of the Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Mission Control Center. Additional SAAs are being developed with several other Directorates within the Center.
“Thanks to the work of those at Johnson Space Center, America was able to put men on the moon and the International Space Station into orbit. As the Dream Chaser® Program develops a vehicle to backfill the capabilities of the Space Shuttle, it will not be without a significant contribution from the experts at Johnson Space Center,” explained ...

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