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SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION’S Dream Chaser Space System Awarded Major NASA Orbital Transportation Development Contract

Issue 36

Eren ÖZMEN, President of SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION (SNC), is pleased to announce that the company’s Dream Chaser® Space System has been awarded $212.5 million as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Program. The 21 month contract will begin in August of 2012.

Mark SIRANGELO, Corporate Vice President and head of SNC’s Space Systems stated, "SNC, as the owner and prime contractor for the Dream Chaser Space System, on behalf of all of our industry, academic, and NASA Center teaming partners would like to thank NASA for showing the confidence in us and for all its efforts to maintain the vital Commercial Crew Program as part of its plan for the future of space transportation. We are very pleased to have been awarded this amount of funding as part of NASA’s ongoing effort to create a commercial human transportation system to low Earth orbit. This award will allow our Program to continue to make great strides in the development of the Dream Chaser Space System. We want to express our appreciation to all of those that have provided great support in our efforts, including everyone within our organization and our terrific external team partners, the NASA personnel assigned to our efforts and throughout the NASA Centers and our federal, state, and local government representatives."