The Dream Chaser is being developed to carry cargo to and from the International Space Station without a crew aboard. Ten years into development, the spacecraft completed a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert in November 2017.
In previous tests in 2017, a helicopter carried the Dream Chaser aloft but did not release it. The craft glided to a landing Saturday Nov. 12, 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base.
Below, photos and renderings of the new spacecraft.