Scale model Dream Chaser drop test at NASA Dryden

Charles Lurio points me to this NASA report on a drop test at Dryden of a scale model version of the SNC Dream Chaser spacecraft: Dream Chaser Model Drops in at NASA Dryden – NASA

> NASA Dryden supported helicopter air-drop flight tests of a 5-foot-long, 15-percent scale model of the Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft design under a Space Act Agreement between the two organizations. … The captive carry and drop flights of the 88-pound model helped validate various aspects of the Dream Chaser vehicle’s configuration and performance, such as flight stability and aerodynamic data for flight control surface deflections.


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