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X-37B Touches Down at KSC After Nearly Two Years In Orbit

8 May 2017
The Orlando Sentinel reports that the U.S. Air Force has confirmed that its X-37B unmanned military space plane, or “mini space shuttle,” finally landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday “after spending 718 days in orbit,” conducting what are believed to have been “intelligence-gathering” experiments, although the mission, which “officials won’t discuss,” remains classified. Launched from Cape Canaveral aboard a ULA Atlas V on 20 May 2015, the Air Force calls the X-37B “an experimental test program to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force.” (Image Credit: USAF)
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