Photos: Secretive X-37B Space Plane's 3rd Mission for the US Air Force
SpaceX successfully launches the X-37B the Pentagon's secretive autonomous space drone - Washington Post Washington Post SpaceX successfully launches the X-37B the Pentagon's secretive autonomous space droneWashington PostThis post has been updated. In the Pentagon's vast arsenal there is little quite like it: a super-secret space drone that looks like a miniature version of the space shuttle but orbits the Earth for months even years at a time. Doing what? The Air ...SpaceX launches Air…
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is shown inside its payload fairing during encapsulation at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, Fla., ahead of a planned April 2010 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
An artist's illustration of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane in orbit. The solar-powered winged spacecraft has spent more than 620 days in orbit as part of the military's secret OTV-3 mission, which launched in December 2012.