Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems, which is one of three companies commissioned by NASA’s new spacecraft that operate on the principle of the retired shuttles already announced that the project reaches its final stages and is already ready date first flight. It will be November 1, 2016, the flight will be unmanned.

The flier says Dream Chaser will be launched into orbit by the Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral spaceport in Florida. Dream Chaser will have such duties in orbit and then landed successfully. Will follow multiple analyzes every detail, the data will be used for the production of future shuttle, and the second flight of the first Dream Chaser.

In 2017 it is planned to carry out the first flight of the Dream Chaser with a crew. The new shuttle is quite small and compact compared to its predecessor. Its length is only about nine meters as compared to over 36 meters of classical shuttles. However, Dream Chaser will be able to gather a crew of seven people and their necessary equipment.

SNC Space Systems hopes that through the program will be able to overtake the other two companies . While NASA to help the three eventually will choose a project that will use for transporting astronauts and equipment to the International Space Station.

Currently, the U.S. Agency relies on Russian capsules “Union” . Hiring a place in them, however, cost the NASA 70.7 million, reported the online edition Mashable. So the agency relies on the successor to its shuttles, which can used repeatedly and at a lower cost in the long run.

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