Daily Archives: April 23rd, 2010

Launch of Robot Mini-Shuttle

The Air Forces’ X37B robot mini-space shuttle type spacecraft was launched last night at 7:52 p.m. atop of an United Launch Alliance (Boeing/Lockheed-Martin) Atlas V 501 medium/heavy lift rocket.

The X37B was a NASA project at one time, but when NASA decided in 2004 to go with the Ares 1 and 5 concepts that used capsules, they gave the mini-shuttle project to the Air Force.

I think the Air Force got the better end of that deal.

Launch of the Air Forces’ X37B Robot Mini-Shuttle

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