All Stacked UpCredit: USAFThe U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane prototype, called the Orbital Test Vehicle 1, is primed for its debut launch into space in April 2010.  space.com

Introduction The Boeing (also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle) is an American reusable unmanned spacecraft. It is boosted into space by a rocket, then re-enters Earth’s atmosphere […]

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Boeing X-37B

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The US Air Force’s secret space plane has been up in orbit for nearly 500 days — a space endurance record. But nearly a year and a half into the mission, the Pentagon still won’t say what the is doing up there, or when it might come back.

Boeing X-37 / X-40

The space plane designed by NASA has been revived by the United States Air Force to test reusable space capabilities. The USAF is considering using the as a military space plane.

The X-37 and X-40 research efforts were originally started (by NASA and U.S. Air Force, respectively) as completely separate and unrelated programs. However, both programs have since been merged into a single one. Therefore they are both discussed on this page.

Boeing unmanned space plane over Edwards AFB in California during trail runs. Sponsored by the Air Force and NASA.

Boeing X-37B inside payload fairing before launch - Boeing X-37 - Wikipedia

Boeing inside payload fairing before launch - Boeing - Wikipedia

Boeing X-37B after ground tests at Vandenberg AFB, October 2007

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Boeing inside payload fairing before launch.

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Nears Orbital Record

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Nears Orbital Record

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle in the encapsulation cell at the Astrotech facility April 13, 2010, in Titusville, Florida. Air Force officials are scheduled to launch the X-37B April 21, 2010, at Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida. The X-37B is the U.S.'s newest and most advanced unmanned re-entry spacecraft.

PHOTO: The first Orbital Test Vehicle waits in the encapsulation cell of the Evolved Expendable Launch vehicle, April at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, Fla.

An artist's conception of the Advanced Technology Demonstrator as it glides to a landing on earth.

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At the time of its maiden launch, the (far right) was the smallest and lightest orbital spaceplane yet flown. Both the North American and SpaceShipOne were suborbital. Of the spaceplanes shown, only the and Buran conducted unmanned spaceflights.

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