X-37b

10.18.14
Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit
10.18.14

Air Force's mysterious space drone returns after two years in orbit

Following its longest-ever mission by far, the 11,000 pound X-37B unmanned spacecraft has returned...

By S. Dent,   10.18.14
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12.12.12
USAF relaunches its first X-37B on a slightly less mysterious spaceflight
12.12.12

USAF relaunches its first X-37B on a slightly less mysterious spaceflight

The US Air Force's aims with each X-37B mission continue to be shrouded in secrecy, but we're lear...

By J. Fingas,   12.12.12
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06.18.12
X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)
06.18.12

X-37B finally touches down, completing its not-so-secret classified mission (video)

After more than a year of circling the globe, the US Air Force's X-37B has finally touched down at...

By T. O'Brien,   06.18.12
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03.09.12
Happy Biiiirthday Mr. USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane
03.09.12

Happy Biiiirthday Mr. USAF X-37B Robot Space Plane

The X-37B was only meant to stay up in space for a gestational nine months, but a full year has now...

By S. Sakr,   03.09.12
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12.02.11
Air Force X-37B space plane books additional time on orbital cruise, orders another margarita
12.02.11

Air Force X-37B space plane books additional time on orbital cruise, orders another margarita

If your secret space plane's in orbit and doing its secret thing well enough, why bother bringing...

By C. Barylick,   12.02.11
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06.19.11
Spy satellites become reluctant space celebs, get their own paparazzi
06.19.11

Spy satellites become reluctant space celebs, get their own paparazzi

Not only do American military satellites have to put up with the constant threat of ultrasonic sp...

By S. Sakr,   06.19.11
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03.08.11
Boeing's new unmanned X-37B launches into orbit, won't come home until it finds Major Tom
03.08.11

Boeing's new unmanned X-37B launches into orbit, won't come home until it finds Major Tom

Model X-37B might look familiar to you -- it was the name of an autonomous space vehicle that took...

By Sam Sheffer,   03.08.11
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12.05.10
X-37B spaceplane back on earth after 7 months of spying on us, shooting aliens
12.05.10

X-37B spaceplane back on earth after 7 months of spying on us, shooting aliens

Look, we don't know what the Air Force sent the unmanned X-37B into space for, or why they didn't o...

By P. Miller,   12.05.10
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04.23.10
Boeing X-37B autonomous space shuttle launched last night, due back 'whenevs'
04.23.10

Boeing X-37B autonomous space shuttle launched last night, due back 'whenevs'

Boeing's X-37B, the test craft that's been kicking around for the last decade or so, has finally mad...

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