Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NewSpace Comes Marching In

Click the arrow to watch the video on the WWL-TV news site.

While we await tomorrow's Sierra Nevada media event announcing the future of Dream Chaser at Kennedy Space Center, WWL-TV Channel 4 in New Orleans ran a story today about Dream Chaser sharing space at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility.

"Everybody knows about SLS, everybody knows about Orion," said Michoud Director Roy Malone. "But we also have Dream Chaser commercial crew work going on here."

Dream Chaser looks like the Shuttle, and is designed to fly astronauts to the Space Station. But it is not a NASA project.

"The vehicle from Sierra Nevada is the Dream Chaser spacecraft," Malone. "They subcontract with Lockheed Martin Commercial to build most of the parts of the structure here" ...

"By 2015 if some of these happen, we'll be pretty close to capacity," said Malone. "Now there's still lots of green space, so we're available for commercial companies if they want to come and build on our property."

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