Former NASA Astronaut Lee Archambault joins Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser Team

Lee Archambault
Lee Archambault

LOUISVILLE, CO (SNC PR) — Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is proud to announce that former NASA astronaut Lee Archambault has joined the Dream Chaser team as a chief systems engineer and test pilot. In his new position, Archambault will be responsible for planning and execution of multiple aspects of Dream Chaser’s flight test programs and the design of the crew interfaces in the Dream Chaser cockpit.

“As a crew member on two Space Shuttle missions to the International Space Station (ISS), I was honored to be part of a great NASA team that has made the United States the leader of manned spaceflight,” said Archambault. “Now, as a member of SNC’s Dream Chaser team, I hope to contribute to the design, development, and test of the next U.S. built and launched crewed spacecraft, providing transportation to the ISS for our astronauts. I believe the Dream Chaser will be the safest, most reliable, and preferred method of travel to and from low Earth orbit for years to come.”

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NASA Astronaut Lee Archambault Joins Sierra Nevada as Test Pilot

Lee Archambault
Lee Archambault

HOUSTON (NASA PR) – NASA astronaut Lee Archambault is leaving the agency, ending a 15-year career that included more than 27 days in space, including a flight as commander of space shuttle Discovery.

Archambault will join Sierra Nevada Corp. as a systems engineer and test pilot. He will work on the company’s Dream Chaser Space System, being developed in conjunction with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

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