USAF X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
Courtesy: United States Air Force/DoD The air force has taken its unmanned aerial system program to the next level - space. On earth day, the x-37b was launched into space from cape canaveral in an atlas v rocket. The x-37 is the first orbital test vehicle since the space shuttle that can return things from orbit. The fact that the x-37 is unmanned provides a few advantages over the more well known nasa space shuttle. The x-37 is smaller weighing in around 11-thousand pounds at launch and standing a little more than nine feet high and 29 feet long. The space shuttle endeavor is 122 feet long and weighs 78 tons. The x-37 can also stay in orbit up to two hundred seventy days - ten times longer than the endeavor. The x-37 is scheduled to return from its test orbit in nine months. Tech sergeant chris decker, san antonio, texas. Click to subscribe! The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube. #AIRBOYD #AvGeek
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