Sunday, April 25, 2010

X-37 is in orbit

The Air Force's unmanned mini-shuttle, the X-37B, is in orbit.
The craft is deployed to conduct a number of experiments (specifics are classified) and then return to Earth. The idea is to test advances in constructing a reusable spacecraft (remember, the Space Shuttle is 1970s) and pave the way for larger, more capable spaceplanes. The Air Force is adamant that claims they are "weaponizing space" with the unarmed experimental system are completely off base.

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