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September 18, 2013

Dryden technicians modify Dream Chaser simulator

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NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich

Simulation technicians Brent Bieber, left, and Dennis Pitts install a boilerplate Dream Chaser canopy structure over the cockpit of a flight simulator in the simulation laboratory at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. The modification will give Dream Chaser pilot-astronauts a more representative view of the actual flight profiles the spacecraft would fly during piloted approach and landing tests. Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems division is conducting uncrewed captive- and free-flight approach and landing tests of its Dream Chaser at NASA Dryden on Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California during the summer and fall of 2013.




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