ORBIT: Sierra Nevada’s slick new space plane ditches capsules for the shuttle route.

This stylish unmanned space plane was recently given its official name, Tenacity, and a pair of exotic composite material wings to complete its sleek design. Constructed by the Colorado-based aerospace firm Sierra Nevada Corporation, Dream Chaser is meant to launch vertically atop a booster rocket and completes its missions with gliding runway landings similar to NASA’s retired fleet of space shuttles.

Tenacity is tentatively scheduled to blast off for its debut in late 2021, locked to the tip of a powerful United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“It’s an SUV for space — a Space Utility Vehicle,” Kimberly Schwandt, Sierra Nevada’s communications director, told Space. “Our dream is to have a whole fleet of space planes.”

Photos at the link — it really has a Jetsons vibe.