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Mysterious Air Force 'Space Plane' Set For Launch Today

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 05.20.2015 | Science

The U.S. Air Force is set to launch its secretive "space plane" on Wednesday, the fourth flight of the mysterious unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle....

Secretive Space Plane Shatters Record

Space.com | Leonard David | Posted 03.28.2014 | Science

The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has broken its own all-time endurance record in orbit after more than 470 days of circling the Earth on...

Secret Space Plane Marks Milestone, Fuels Speculation

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 05/29/2013 07:46 AM EDT on SPACE.com The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane has quietly passed the five-month m...

Private Space Plane Makes Big Move

Posted 05.20.2013 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/19/2013 08:57 AM EDT on SPACE.com A private space plane has arrived at a NASA facility in California to undergo tests ...

Firm Unveils Plans For Robotic Rocket Plane

Posted 04.02.2013 | Science

By: Rob Coppinger, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 04/02/2013 01:31 PM EDT on SPACE.com LONDON — A Swiss company has unveiled an ambitious pla...

We're All One Step Closer To Flying In A Space Plane

Reuters | Chris Wickham | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

* Hybrid engine could send a plane into space * Endorsement from European Space Agency * Company needs 250 million pound...

New Launch Date Set For Secret Space Plane

Posted 10.22.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 10/21/2012 12:11 PM EDT on SPACE.com The U.S. Air Force's launch of the next secret mission by its unmanned X-37B s...

Space Plane Gears Up For Secret Mission

Posted 09.25.2012 | Science

By: Leonard David Published: 09/25/2012 07:24 AM EDT on SPACE.com The U.S. military's hush-hush robotic X-37B space plane is slated to blast off a...

Branson Reveals Space Plane Launch Date

Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel

More people have now signed up for suborbital flights aboard SpaceShipTwo, the six-passenger space plane from Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, t...

WATCH: Secret Space Plane Lands After Record-Setting Mission

Posted 06.17.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/17/2012 12:10 AM EDT on SPACE.com The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane came back to Earth today (June 16) ...

THIS WEEKEND: Will Space Plane Return From Secret Mission?

Posted 06.16.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/15/2012 11:45 AM EDT on SPACE.com A robotic Air Force space plane that has spent more than a year in orbit on a myste...

Secret Space Plane May Land Today--But Where?

Posted 06.14.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 06/13/2012 11:00 PM EDT on SPACE.com The U.S. Air Force is standing ready for this week's much anticipated return to ...

Could Secret Air Force Space Plane Be Spying On China?

Posted 01.23.2012 | Technology

The U.S. Air Force's classified X-37B space plane should have returned to Earth in December. But the top-secret unmanned spacecraft continues to gl...

Air Force Extends Mystery Space Plane's Mission

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology

The X-37B space plane, a secretive shuttle-like vehicle currently orbiting the earth at 17,000 miles per hour, will be staying in space longer than or...

Virgin Galactic's Space Plane Unveiled To The Public (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

***SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO*** Todd Richmond, Associated Press Writer OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) -- Hundreds of earthlings turned their faces to the sky Monda...