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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dream Chaser test flight comes to bumpy end

In this Aug. 22, 2013 photo made available by NASA, the Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft is carried by a helicopter during a test in Sparks, Nev. On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, the Nevada-based company tested a full-scale model at Edwards Air Force Base in California in its first free flight, but after being dropped by a helicopter, the left landing gear deployed too late and the test vehicle skidded off the runway.