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Secretive X-37B Space Plane Launches

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Author: Mark Dixon
Sunday, March 6, 2011
4:22 pm

Space.com reported yesterday that the U.S. Air Force’s second X-37B robotic space plane blasted off from Florida on the afternoon of March 5th on a mystery mission.  There was lots of secrecy around this launch, but space.com provided the following photo.  I find it interesting that this little shuttle-like spacecraft could just about fit in the room I’m sitting in right now.  I look forward to learning more of how this type of vehicle will be used in the future.

The x-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned space test vehicle for the USAF.

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