Space plane returns this week

The X-37B space planes resemble miniature versions of NASA's space shuttles.

The X-37B space planes resemble miniature versions of NASA’s space shuttles.

The U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane will return to Earth this week —possibly as early as Tuesday — after 22 months in orbit on a secret mission.

The robotic X-37B space plane, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, will land at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where Air Force officials are gearing up for its return. As of today (Oct. 12), the X-37B mini-shuttle has been in orbit since December 2012 and racked up a record-shattering 671 days in space. Read more here http://news.yahoo.com/secretive-x-37b-military-space-plane-could-land-132030466.html 

 

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