The secret X-37 space plane is about to fly

  1. Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2010/0422/Pentagon-X-37-space-plane-to-launch-amid-secrecy
     
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  3. I hope this is true. A quick turnaround space vehicle would be an enormous benefit to our space program both civilian and military. I assume that the X-37 will normally operate unmanned? If this was a manned mission, I think they would have mentioned it.

    I wonder if one of the first missions will be to replace some of our GPS satellites?
     
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  5. Well they sure launched something. I could see it from my front yard. It was also on the local news.
     
  6. Ivan Seeking

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    :rofl: And it would seem there is nothing more to be said. I suppose that is to be expected given that we're not supposed to know anything about it!
     
  7. LURCH

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    looks like a paper mache' shell around a spy sattelite!
     
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