Have protective garb, will inspect
While there has been much speculation about what sort of a payload the X-37B might be carrying, on what sort of mission -- spying on China from on high? tinkering with satellites, friendly or otherwise? -- it may well be that these are little more than shakedown cruises. The Air Force does allow that program involves testing of guidance systems, avionics, autonomous flight and landing, and so on, along with the operation of unspecified experiments. Of course, there could be some mind games thrown in for good measure.
June 16, 2012 12:55 PM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Stonecypher
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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