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Air Force's Secret Mission Comes Back Down To Earth

Posted 06.17.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 06/16/2012 10:37 AM EDT on SPACE.com The U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane finally returned to Earth Saturday ...

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...

Secret Spaceplane Landing Postponed By Air Force

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- A secretive unmanned space plane is staying in orbit a little longer. The experimental Air Force craft has been ...

Mysterious Robot Spacecraft Returns After 7-Month Trip

AP | JOHN ANTCZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. military's secretive X-37B unmanned spaceplane slipped out of orbit and landed itself in early morning darkness Friday at...