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Boeing space plane returning from year-long secret mission

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The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle sits on the runway during post-landing operations Dec. 3, 2010, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The X-37B conducted on-orbit experiments for more than 220 days during its maiden voyage. It fired its orbital maneuver engine in low-earth orbit to perform an autonomous reentry before landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Stonecypher) (www.king5.com) More...

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jkudlick
Pretty cool. Someone commented at the bottom of the article "Why don't we use this to take stuff to the space station?" They obviously didn't pay attention to the dimensions of the craft, or to the pictures (especially #10). It would be interesting to find out what they thing has been doing for the past year, but I'm sure it's at a Top Secret level or higher.
ukasma
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle sits on the runway during post-landing operations Dec. 3, 2010, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The X-37B conducted on-orbit experiments for more than 220 days during its maiden voyage. It fired its orbital maneuver engine in low-earth orbit to perform an autonomous reentry before landing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Stonecypher) (www.king5.com) More...
ukasma
Pretty cool. Someone commented at the bottom of the article "Why don't we use this to take stuff to the space station?" They obviously didn't pay attention to the dimensions of the craft, or to the pictures (especially #10). It would be interesting to find out what they thing has been doing for the past year, but I'm sure it's at a Top Secret level or higher

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