Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser shuttle made a successful glide flight and landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California on Saturday.
Dropped from a helicopter, the automated vehicle made a successful approach and landing on the concrete runway.
Sierra Nevada is developing the Dream Chaser to deliver cargo to the International Space Station under a contract from NASA.
It was the first flight of the Dream Chaser in four years. A previous glide flight ran off the runway in October 2013 when one half of the main landing gear failed to deploy.