Transporting the Sierra Space Dream Chaser®

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Designed, engineered, and built by Futuramic, the Transport Cart and Storage Container played a pivotal role in safely transporting the Sierra Space Dream Chaser to NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this innovative solution provided the necessary protection and logistical support to ensure the Dream Chaser arrived at its destination in pristine condition.

Dream Chaser’s Journey

Dream Chaser’s journey has been meticulously documented over the last few years to create a time-lapse consisting of over 1 million still images. Our team is proud to share this journey as we prepare for launch this year.” – via Sierra Space

Throughout the testing phase, the Dream Chaser underwent rigorous assessments to evaluate its performance and readiness for spaceflight. From structural integrity to thermal dynamics, each aspect was meticulously scrutinized to meet the exacting standards of space exploration. This milestone marks a significant step forward in the journey towards space exploration, made possible in part by Futuramic’s Transport Cart and Storage Container.

Futuramic is proud to contribute to the success of the Sierra Space Dream Chaser,” said Jim Bennett, at Futuramic. “Our Transport Cart and Storage Container exemplify our dedication to helping our customers push the boundaries of aerospace innovation, and enabling the advancement of space exploration.

The completion of the first phase of pre-flight testing represents a significant achievement for Sierra Space and NASA, bringing them one step closer to realizing their shared vision of expanding humanity’s presence beyond Earth. Futuramic’s contribution underscores its position as a leader in the aerospace industry, driving forward progress and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in space exploration.

As the Sierra Space Dream Chaser continues its journey towards the stars, Futuramic stands ready to support future endeavors, reaffirming its commitment to shaping the future of aerospace innovation.

Futuramic’s Transport Cart And Storage Container

Image credit: Sierra Space

Futuramic’s Transport Cart and Storage Container is transportation solution designed, engineered, and manufactured by our expert team to meet the unique needs of the Dream Chaser Spaceplane. Crafted with precision and innovation, this specialized container provides secure and reliable transportation for aerospace components, ensuring they arrive at their destination in optimal condition. From robust construction to advanced protective features, Futuramic’s Transport Cart and Storage Container exemplify our commitment to delivering advanced solutions that drive progress in aerospace and exploration.

Dream Chaser Spaceplane and Shooting Star Cargo Module Journey (Full Video)


About Sierra Space

Sierra Space is a leading commercial space company at the forefront of innovation and the commercialization of space in the Orbital Age®, building an end-to-end business and technology platform in space to benefit life on Earth. With more than 30 years and 500 missions of space flight heritage, the company is reinventing both space transportation with Dream Chaser®, the world’s only commercial spaceplane, and the future of space destinations with the company’s inflatable and expandable space station technology. Highly scalable and flexible, this innovative “softgoods” technology will define a new generation of space stations. Sierra Space also builds and delivers a host of systems and subsystems across solar power, mechanics and motion control, environmental control, life support, propulsion and thermal control, offering myriad space-as-a-service solutions for the new space economy.

NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility

NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility is part of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. Located on 6,400 acres in Sandusky, Ohio, it is home to some of the world’s largest and most capable space simulation test facilities, where ground tests are conducted for the U.S. and international space and aeronautics communities.