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Flyaway

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Apparently the cargo version will still be carrying life support equipment. I am not sure if that means they are thinking of using it as an emergency lifeboat for ISS.
 

Archibald

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There is life support and life support... probably much stripped down from the manned variant to save weight, barely enough to plug into the ISS own ECLSS during the time the station crew picks the cargo.
 

Byeman

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I wonder if NASA now regrets rejecting manned Dream Chaser in favour of Boeing’s entry into commercial crew.

No. Dreamchaser is still far away from flight much less manned.
Would it have been though if backed at the time by NASA.

I would almost certainly be behind even Boeing's ill-fated Starliner.

Nah, there is a huge difference in the vehicles. Boeing just tripped up on some software, the rest of the vehicle is finished. Dreamchaser has much more total work
 

sferrin

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I wonder if NASA now regrets rejecting manned Dream Chaser in favour of Boeing’s entry into commercial crew.

No. Dreamchaser is still far away from flight much less manned.
Would it have been though if backed at the time by NASA.

I would almost certainly be behind even Boeing's ill-fated Starliner.

Nah, there is a huge difference in the vehicles. Boeing just tripped up on some software, the rest of the vehicle is finished. Dreamchaser has much more total work

That's what I mean. If they'd have picked all three to go forward Dreamchaser would be dragging at the rear.
 

Flyaway

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I wonder if NASA now regrets rejecting manned Dream Chaser in favour of Boeing’s entry into commercial crew.

No. Dreamchaser is still far away from flight much less manned.
Would it have been though if backed at the time by NASA.

I would almost certainly be behind even Boeing's ill-fated Starliner.

Nah, there is a huge difference in the vehicles. Boeing just tripped up on some software, the rest of the vehicle is finished. Dreamchaser has much more total work
It’s more than just software if you follow the right threads on NSF.

If it was you wouldn’t be getting this kind of delay.

Soure said that the second flight of Starliner without a crew to the ISS is expected in mid-November 2020, and the first flight with a crew - in April 2021
 
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Flyaway

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Inside the low bay of the Space Station Processing Facility at NASAâs Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers assist as Sierra Nevada Corporationâs (SNC) Dream Chaser pressure test article on its support structure is lowered by crane on June 3, 2020, for its move into the high bay. The test article was shipped from Louisville, Colorado. It is similar to the actual pressurized cabin being used in the Dream Chaser spaceplane for Commercial Resupply Services-2 (CRS-2) missions. NASA selected Dream Chaser to provide cargo delivery, return and disposal service for the International Space Station under the CRS-2 contract. The test article will remain at Kennedy while SNC engineers use it to develop and verify refurbishment operations that will be used on Dream Chaser between flights. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
 

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