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X-37b: Secrets of the ­.s. Military Spaceplane

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x-37B spaceplane

The planes are launched in the nose cone of the huge Atlas 5 rocket, although it was originally designed to be launched from the cargo bay of the Shuttle.

Credit: Boeing

In the early morning of 16 June, 2012, a top-secret spaceplane made a picture-perfect landing at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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