NASA Podcasts

NASA Astronaut Flies Dream Chaser Simulations
5.20.13
 
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Narrator: Jack Fischer was one of four NASA astronauts to fly simulated landings of the Dream Chaser spacecraft at the Langley Research Center.

Langley Aerospace Engineer: Everybody ready to go?

Narrator: The three-day simulations in a mock-up cockpit gave astronauts a feel for how the Sierra Nevada Corporation's winged vehicle will handle from the moment it enters Earth's atmosphere through a runway landing. Sierra Nevada Corporation is working with NASA's Commercial Crew Program to refine the design of the Dream Chaser for future missions to low-Earth orbit.

Simulator: 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 . . .

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