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[Wired] USAF Space Plane round 2

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Mysterious Space Plane going up again!

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011...ce-plane-back/

http://spaceflightnow.com/atlas/av012/100225x37arrival/

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The diminutive space bots are likely to stay very busy in coming years, leaving just two possible explanations.

One, the Air Force is stupid and doesn’t realize the X-37 is a second-rate vehicle for mucking about in space.

Or two, the X-37 is capable of something — or a mix of things — we outsiders haven’t yet imagined. Russia and China sure think so.
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"Objectives of the OTV program include space experimentation, risk reduction and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies."


Edited by Delphin - 3/4/11 at 4:19am
    
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Nice article. Short, to the point, and lots of references.
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Nerdy UFO conspirators would drool all over this, infer ridiculous meanings and say seeee they're experimenting on aliens!
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Nerdy UFO conspirators would drool all over this, infer ridiculous meanings and say seeee they're experimenting on aliens!
But what ARE they doing?
    
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this is how they plan to go and come from that space ship they found to study it better.
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It's in orbit!
    
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