Amazon launches Secret Region - so secret it's endorsed by the Central Intelligence Agency
Gujarat also bans release of 'Padmavati'
Ryan student murder: Bus conductor released from jail
From Vega with love: Pegasus interstellar asteroid's next stop
Flat-Earther Plans Homemade, Manned Rocked Launch This Coming Saturday
Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser Conducts Critical Flight Test
14 November 2017, 12:40 | Ross Houston
Sierra Nevada Corp.’s prototype Dream Chaser space plane lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California after a drop test
The company is under contract from NASA to fly its Dream Chaser spaceplane to the International Space Station by 2020.
Yesterday, November 12, in the United States of America private Corporation Sierra Nevada told the public about the successful completion of the tests reusable spaceship Dream Chaser.
The Dream Chaser suffered a setback in 2013 when the craft's landing gear did not completely deploy during a landing test and it skidded to a stop on the runway.
The spaceplane was carried to an altitude of 10,000 feet by a Boeing Vertol 234-UT heavy-lift helicopter, the civilian version of the Army's CH-47 Chinook, and then dropped to glide to the ground and land on a runway at Edwards Air Force Base. The photos show the craft that looks like a small Space Shuttle in the sky and landing on the runway at Armstrong.
SNC is one of the three private companies, which include Oribtal ATK and SpaceX, selected by the U.S. space agency to transport supplies to the International Space Station for the next eight years in a deal potentially worth 14 billion U.S. dollars (£10bn). Sierra Nevada filed a protest, but the government's General Accounting Office upheld the decision. The company says it will release more information about the test Monday afternoon.
Party Causes Apartment Floor To Collapse In Denton
According to Denton firefighters the cause of the collapse could have been too much jumping. "TVs, computers, just everything". Carroll and her three roommates, all sophomores at the University of North Texas, were not home at the time.
"The Dream Chaser had a lovely flight and landing!"
The Dream Chaser is only a quarter of the size that the Space Shuttle was. Both SpaceX and Orbital ATK developed wingless cargo capsules that launch to the station on top of the companies' rockets.
The success of the flight test likely marks the last milestone for a $227.5 million contract awarded to Sierra Nevada in 2012 for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) program.
Dream Chaser is aiming to deliver cargo to the ISS beginning in 2019 and will fly six cargo service missions to and from the space station until 2024.
Alibaba crushes sales record during Singles' Day
President Donald Trump, JD said it would buy $2 billion in U.S. goods, including $1.2 billion in beef, over the next three years. E-commerce company Alibaba saw a chance in 2009, and started pushing it as a shopping day - an online shopping day, of course.
FBI Statistics Show Hate Crimes Rise in Minnesota in 2016
Some civil rights groups caution that the FBI's annual figures are artificially low because they rely on voluntary reporting. The rise marked the first time since 2004 that hate crime in the United States has increased two years in a row.
Air pollution continues to be high
The city's Air Quality Index has been in the range of 700 to 1,000, making it hard for people in the state to even breathe. The officials are now hoping for a change in the weather pattern that could improve the situation.