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December 4, 2010

First Landing Photos: Secret X-37B Robot Space Plane Lands in CA

Filed under: Cool, Earth, Government Policies, Military, Space Ships — bferrari @ 4:29 pm

The U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B robot space plane returned to Earth today (Dec. 3) with a successful landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California before sunrise.

Air Force officials hailed the unmanned X-37B space plane’s successful landing, though its mission remains shrouded in secrecy because of its classified nature. But Vandenberg’s 30th Space Wing did not shy from snapping photos of the X-37B vehicle, known as the Orbital Test Vehicle 1. Take a look at those first photos below:

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