Danger Room: After 15 Months in Orbit, Secret Space Plane Finally Returning to Earth

31.05.12

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by ROBERT BECKHUSEN

The U.S. military’s secret space plane is preparing to return from its second mission after an incredible 453 days in orbit (as of today). The robotic X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, is due to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California sometime in early to mid-June, depending on weather and other technical factors.

“The men and women of Team Vandenberg are ready to execute safe landing operations anytime and at a moment’s notice,” said Col. Nina Armagno, commander of the Air Force’s 30th Space Wing, said in a statement.

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