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X-37B space plane lands after 780 days in orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane landed today after spending a record-setting 780 days in orbit testing hush-hush technologies for long-duration spaceflight. Touchdown at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida came at 3:51 a.m. … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches Air Force X-37B space plane

SpaceX launched the Air Force’s X-37B robotic space plane on its latest months-long, classified mission today – marking another first for the company, with an oncoming hurricane adding to the pressure. Evacuations in advance of Hurricane Irma’s Florida landfall have already begun, … Continue reading

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Secret space plane lands after 2-year mission

After nearly two years in orbit, the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B robotic space plane landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today with a loud sonic boom, but nary a word about what exactly it was doing up there … Continue reading

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