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Air Force Extends Secret Space Plane’s Mysterious Mission

The Air Force’s mysterious X-37B space plane just got a little more mysterious. The 29-foot-long, reusable mini-shuttle was designed to spend up to 270 days in orbit. The 270th day of the winged spacecraft’s second flight is today, but the military has no intentions of bringing the billion-dollar robotic vehicle back to Earth just yet. “It’s still up there,” Maj. Tracy Bunko told MSNBC.

Exactly what the X-37B is doing is a secret. The Air Force insists the X-37B, built by Boeing in its soon-to-be-closed Huntington Beach facility, is meant only for conducting orbital science experiments in its pickup-bed-si

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Added: Dec-8-2011 Occurred On: Dec-1-2011
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