Monday, December 12

Showtime: 7:00 PM

Chautauqua Community House

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The Dream Chaser® spacecraft is the only low-Earth orbit, reusable, lifting-body vehicle capable of a runway landing and immediate access to cargo. NASA selected the Dream Chaser® Cargo System to transport pressurized and unpressurized cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) with return and disposal services.

Corporate Vice President Mark N. Sirangelo from Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems, the owner and integrator of the Dream Chaser®, will discuss the Dream Chaser’s upcoming missions and future implications.

Speaker: Mark N. Sirangelo is the head of Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, a producer of satellites, space transportation vehicles, propulsion systems and space subsystems. Sirangelo is chairman emeritus of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a member of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association, the founding and current chairman of eSpace, and the Center for Space Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and the development of entrepreneurial space companies.