Saturday June 16, 2012

Air Force's Secret X-37B Space Plane Lands in California

The US space program is still open for business under the guidance of the US Air Force. If you don’t remember that far back, the Air Force put the X-37B space plane into orbit 469 days ago and it has been there since then conducting secret testing. The craft is capable of transporting cargo and crew into space and returning safely.

The X-37B looks a bit like NASA's recently retired space shuttle, but it's far smaller. The X-37B is about 29 feet (8.8 meters) long and 15 feet (4.5 m) wide, with a payload bay about the size of a pickup truck bed.