Saturday, June 16, 2012

USAF Mystery Mini-Space Shuttle Lands After More Than A Year

Mystery Mini Space Shuttle X-37B Lands in California

PHOTO: The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle in the encapsulation cell at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, Fla. in this April 2010 file photo.
The mysterious unmanned mini-space shuttle on a classified mission has finally returned to earth.
It landed early Saturday morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:48 a.m. PDT after weather conditions kept pushing back landing attempts the last few days. The shuttle spent 469 days in orbit.
The Air Force's X-37B, is an unmanned reusable spacecraft built by Boeing that has spent more than a year on a classified mission in space.

MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/37b-mystery-mini-space-shuttle-landing-delayed/story?id=16585556#.T91ERvmitk0

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