The X-37B Orbital Test vehicle is, basically, a space plane similar to the Space Shuttle. It has gone into orbit three times so far and just landed autonomously on October 17th. It stayed in orbit for nearly two years straight... but why?
The Air Force's cover story regarding the X-37B's third flight is that it was sent to pick up space debris for a tangled kind of reason. However, the bay area of the plane is only seven feet, making it a very poor vehicle for the proposed mission.
Whatever it's been doing in orbit for the last two years, the US military is keeping mum.
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