Dream Chaser Spaceplane

Sierra Space delivers Dream Chaser spaceplane to Florida, for launch preparation for the International Space Station.

As part of NASA’s push to expand commercial resupply in low Earth orbit, Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser uncrewed spaceplane has arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for its first flight to the ISS.

The Dream Chaser spaceplane, named Tenacity, reached Kennedy on May 18, transported in a climate-controlled container from NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. It joined the Shooting Star cargo module, which arrived on May 11.

Dream Chaser Spaceplane

Before arriving at Kennedy, the spaceplane and its cargo module underwent rigorous testing. They were subjected to vibration tests at the Space Environments Complex to simulate launch and re-entry conditions. Then, they were moved to NASA’s In-Space Propulsion Facility, where they faced low pressures and extreme temperatures ranging from -150 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

source NASA