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Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Secret X-37B Space Plane Set to Land This Weekend

(USAF Photo)

The U.S. Air Force Boeing X-37B is set to land at Vandenberg AFB, CA sometime between December 3-6, according to a November 30 Air Force statement.  The vehicle was launched April 22 aboard an Atlas V booster, and is designed to orbit up to 270 days and automatically reenter and land.  Little is positively known about the spacecraft or its mission, but another test vehicle is planned for launch next year.

UPDATE: The X-37B landed at 1:16 a.m. PT December 3 at Vandenberg AFB, CA after a 220 day mission since its launch on April 22. 

(Boeing Photo)

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