X-37B Secret Robot Space Shuttle Has Landed

Posted: Dec 3 2010, 2:24pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

X-37B Secret Robot Space Shuttle has landed
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The secret X-37B U.S. Air Force robot space shuttle has landed today. As reported the X-37B launched into space back in April on a secret mission. After 7 month in orbit it has landed today at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Not much is known about the X-37B. The X-37B is an unmanned robotic space plane that was brought into space by an Atlas 5 rocket. The X-37B can similar to the Space Shuttle return to earth.

Space.com has a couple of pretty close photos from the X-37B at the Vandenberg Air Force Base. From the photos Space.com derived tha the X-37B is 29 feet long and has a wing span of 14 feet. It is a baby Space Shuttle. The NASA Space Shuttle is 184.2 feet long.

It is kind of strange that the U.S. Air Force is developing a shuttle type space ship at the same time NASA puts the Space Shuttle to rest.

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