April 23, 2010 – The US military has released a video that shows its X-37B robotic space plane blasting off from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The plane, which is only 9 meters long and has a 4.5-meter wing span, is designed to “provide an ‘on-orbit laboratory’ test environment to prove new technology and components before those technologies are committed to operational satellite programs,” the Air Force said in a press release.
An Air Force representative said he didn’t know when the aircraft would come back and that it could stay in space for up to nine months.
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