Mystery spy spaceship lands on Earth after record 675 days in orbit

The X-37B—America's spy space drone—has landed safely after a record-setting orbit of 675 days. While this was expected, that doesn't make it any less incredible. The fact that this spacecraft has been in orbit for almost two years and has returned to Earth intact is an amazing technological feat. » 10/17/14 5:34pm 10/17/14 5:34pm

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