Secretive X-37B space plane ready for next flight
An X-37B in the garage.
It’s round three for the mysterious X-37B space plane.
An Atlas V rocket carrying the unmanned craft, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, has gotten clearance for a planned liftoff tomorrow at just after 10 a.m. PT from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
If the previous two trips into space are any indication, don’t expect the X-37B to come home anytime soon — or for the U.S. Air Force to say much about what the vessel is up to. Is it spying? Might it eventually carry weapons? Is there extra cash lying around at the Pentagon…
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