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The Air Force's Mysterious Space Plane Has Been in Orbit For a Whole…

The Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane gets more mysterious by the day. Designed to spend up to nine months on unspecified errands in Earth's orbit, the second copy of the Boeing-made craft, known as Orbital Test Vehicle 2, has now been in space for a year and two days - and is still going strong. The endurance… » 3/07/12 7:43am 3/07/12 7:43am

Air Force to Launch Military Orbital Spaceplane

The USAF and Boeing will launch the X-37B-the first military orbital space plane if you discount the secret military shuttle-on top of an Atlas V rocket in November. They want to test its flying features in space and during atmospheric reentry. And probably its anti-matter rays and nuclear bays and hyperspace engines… » 7/30/08 6:15am 7/30/08 6:15am