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U.N. Puts Out A Global Call for Payloads to Ride on SNC’s Dream Chaser Space Plane

Remember those science-fiction movies where the United Nations was calling the shots in space? We may be one small step closer to that scenario. Today the U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs, or UNOOSA, called on its member states, and particularly developing countries, to come up with suggestions for 20 to 30 payloads that would go on an orbital space mission it’s planning with Sierra Nevada Corp. SNC would fly the payloads — which could include scientific experiments as well as deployable satellites — aboard its Dream Chaser space plane during a two- to three-week flight.

NASA Reveals Its New Reusable Space Vehicle - the Dream Chaser

NASA has revealed its new reusable space vehicle, the “Dream Chaser”. The new spacecraft follows in the footsteps of its previous generation which was partially reusable. The craft is in its early test phase and more tests will start before the end of 2017. Once fully developed, the vehicle will be used to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers hope its first delivery can happen within the next few years.

Sierra Nevada Corporation CEO, Fatih Ozmen, Awarded Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Sparks, NV (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 - The [National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations' (NECO) awarded [Fatih Ozmen, Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) CEO, the "Ellis Island Medal of Honor" at the 2014 Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony on May 10, 2014 on Ellis Island, New York. The Ellis Island Medals of Honor are presented annually to American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups, while exemplifying the values and spirit of the American way of life. Ozmen was recognized for his patriotism, and for his lifetime contributions to advancing the technology, aviation and aerospace industries through SNC, while maintaining the traditions and values of his Turkish heritage.
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