November 13, 2017
This Nov. 11, 2017 photo provided by Sierra Nevada Corporation shows the Dream Chaser spacecraft landing after a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Sierra Nevada Corp. says its Dream Chaser had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Ken Ulbrich/NASA via AP)
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A test version of the Dream Chaser, a reusable spacecraft that resembles a small space shuttle, made a successful free flight and landing in California after being hoisted by helicopter high over the Mojave Desert, officials of Sierra Nevada Corp. said Monday.