Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Space news

''Orbital Technologies' Space Hotel'' [source]
''Pentagon’s Secret Space Plane Could Be Astronauts’ Next Ride
The Air Force’s mysterious X-37B “space plane” is only on its second, eight-month-plus orbital mission, ostensibly conducting science experiments. But manufacturer Boeing has already drawn up plans for a major upgrade to the nimble, 29-foot-long robot — one that could more than double the vehicle’s size and make room for up to six astronauts.
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More info about X-37B [here]
The Boeing X-37 (also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle) is an American unmanned vertical-takeoff, horizontal-landing (VTHL) spaceplane.

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