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Space Plane X-37B Back on Earth

Space Plane X-37B Back on Earth

Posted on 18 Jun 2012 at 10:20am

A robotic Air Force space plane that has spent 15 months in orbit on a mystery mission came back down to Earth on Saturday.

The X-37B landed at California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:48 a.m. local time Saturday (8:48 a.m. EDT; 1248 GMT).

There is speculation on the purpose of the mission and ultimately its application in terms of military preparedness.

The X-37B looks like a space shuttle and is 29 feet long and 15 feet wide with a payload bay the size of truck bed.

The X-37B is…