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Offline lucciano85m

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Inside the Air Force's Secret Mission X-37B Space Plane
« on: October 06, 2011, 11:30:24 PM »
After nearly seven months of flight, the U.S. Air Force's latest X-37 robotic space plane is nearing a milestone in its secret mission in Earth orbit as it chalks up mileage and operational experience.

As of last week, the reusable X-37B space plane had been in orbit for more than 206 days, two months shy of its 270-day mission design lifetime. The spacecraft, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, launched on its clandestine mission on March 5 from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

http://www.xairforces.net/newsd.asp?newsid=558&newst=7

Offline shawn a

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Re: Inside the Air Force's Secret Mission X-37B Space Plane
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2011, 08:11:26 AM »
I can't imagine it being kept up there for this long without it carrying out an active military mission, not just "testing".

 



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