X-37B Space Plane Returns to Earth

The X-37B after landing. Credit: 30th Space Wing (Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

The secret military space plane has returned home, and while the mission was classified, the Air Force and Boeing have supplied pictures of the craft after landing. With this mission appearing to be a success, the Air Force is preparing to launch the next X-37B, OTV-2, in Spring 2011 aboard an Atlas V booster.

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