USAF X-37B Touches Down After 780 Days In Orbit

Credit: U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B robotic spaceplane completed a classified, 780-day mission in low Earth orbit on Oct. 27 with an unannounced, predawn touchdown at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.The X-37B, one of two Boeing-built winged Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) spaceplanes, launched on Sept. 7...

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