A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 booster lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Complex 41 on Thursday evening, sending the X-37B experimental space vehicle on its first test flight. Started by NASA in the late 1990s, the X-37 program was adopted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and later transferred to the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, culminating in its launch at 7:52 p.m. EDT. “After a tumultuous history of sponsorship, it’s great to see the X-37 ...


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