X-37B and Its "Secretive" Mission
The US Air Force launched a robotic space plane last week under a supposedly top secret cover. We figure that if we are aware of the X-37B, it's not all that secret. The Orbital Test Vehicle, after reaching space, will open its payload bay, assemble and stay there for months via solar power. The mini-space station will then fly itself back to our planet. What it does while it is up there is where the "secretive" part comes in.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 27, 2010 8:45 PM