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Sierra Space’s first Dream Chaser spaceplane has passed key tests. Next stop: the Florida launch site.

The Dream Chaser private spaceplane is closer than ever to reaching the final frontier, with a checklist completed from its environmental testing phase and preparations underway to send it to Florida for final testing before launch.

Three months ago, Space.Com offered you close looks at the inauguration of Sierra Space Dream Catcher spaceplane at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Center in Ohio. Since then, the robotic spaceplane, named “Tenacity,” and its Shooting Star cargo module have successfully completed a series of evaluations to prepare them for the harsh environment of space, including intense shock, vibrations and thermal vacuum.