October 19, 2017 – Popular Science magazine has selected Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft for the 2017 “Best of What’s New” award. This recognition from the world’s largest science and technology magazine celebrates technologies that will “change our world.”
“We’re certainly proud to be recognized like this,” said Eren Ozmen, SNC’s owner and president. “And we’re even more excited about the future of Dream Chaser. This is America’s spaceplane — it has the best engineering and technology and represents our national pioneering spirit.”
The Dream Chaser is a re-usable and versatile spacecraft that will go the International Space Station starting in 2020 to resupply critical items for NASA. The spacecraft has the capability to carry more than 12,000 lbs of food and water, science experiments, supplies, or satellites to low-Earth orbit, and can fulfill a variety of missions for organizations around the world.
Popular Science reviewed thousands of products to find the 100 best tech innovations of the year that show progress or breakthroughs. “The Best of What’s New awards honor the innovations that shape the future, says Joe Brown, Editor-in-Chief, Popular Science. “From life-saving technology to incredible space engineering to gadgets that are just breath-takingly cool, this is the best of what’s new,” Brown added.
The Dream Chaser won in the aerospace category and will be featured in the November/December issue of Popular Science.
SNC’s Space Systems business area is based in Louisville, Colorado.