Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sierra Nevada Partners with Lockheed Martin for Commercial Crew


Click the arrow to watch a NASA video on the Sierra Nevada commercial crew program, released August 2012.

Sierra Nevada Corporation announced Wednesday that they will partner with Lockheed Martin for construction and certification of their Dream Chaser commercial crew spaceplanes.

According to a Sierra Nevada press release:

Lockheed Martin will be an exclusive partner to SNC on NASA's Certification Products Contract (CPC) and has been competitively selected to build the composite structure for the Dream Chaser at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La. SNC was awarded $10 million for CPC Phase 1 to work with NASA towards government certification of the SNC Dream Chaser orbital crew transportation system.

News articles about the announcement:

Denver Post “Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada Corp. Partnering on Dream Chaser”

Florida Today “Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser will Get Lockheed Martin's Help”

NASASpaceFlight.com “Dream Chaser to Breathe New Life into Michoud”

Spaceflight Now “ Lockheed Martin Joins Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser Team”

SpacePolicyOnline.com “Sierra Nevada, Lockheed Martin Join Forces on Dream Chaser”

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