06.11.2013 - News

First space taxi passed the test in California

Flight testing of the prototype space taxi “Dream Chaser” were unsuccessful. 

It was planned that the aircraft will be able to deliver astronauts to orbit. However, during the landing ship had an accident: the chassis did not work and the machine turned over.

Experts claim that the flight at an altitude of four kilometers was successful. A problem with the landing will eliminate the after repair.

The first flight of the space taxi to orbit is planned for 2017.

Author: Olga Broskova
Source: reuters.com