Dream Chaser
 

From Arstechnica.com:
50 years to orbit: Dream Chaser’s crazy Cold War backstory
The reusable mini-spaceplane is back from the dead—again—and prepping for space.
by Dave Klingler - Sept 6 2012, 9:00pm EDT

One clear, sunny day this past May, the residents of Broomfield, Colorado spotted what was, for most of them, an unidentified flying object.

Surrounded by excited, shouting workers in orange coveralls, an Erickson Aircrane helicopter hoisted the UFO up off its perch of rectangular white styrofoam and carried it in circles around the local airstrip. The workers took notes and pictures, the local news took even more pictures, and the resulting images went viral. That day, the world met Dream Chaser, the small spacecraft that Sierra Nevada Corporation hopes will become NASA’s future ride to the International Space Station.

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