US military's mystery space plane rockets back into orbit
May 17, 2020
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. military's mystery space plane rocketed into orbit again Sunday, this time with an extra load of science experiments.
It's the sixth flight of an X-37B, a solar-powered plane that's flown by remote control without a crew.
Officials aren't saying how long the spacecraft will remain in orbit this time or the purpose of the mission. But a senior vice president for X-37B developer Boeing, Jim Chilton, noted each mission has been progressively longer.
The previous mission lasted a record two years, with a touchdown shrouded in darkness at NASA's Kennedy...