Boeing (BA) to use Kennedy Space Center for 'top secret' space plane

Canadian Press, The Canadian Press
2 Comments| January 3, 2014


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The Kennedy Space Center will be the testing site for a top-secret Air Force space plane.
 
Boeing (NYSE:BA, Stock Forum) is the contractor working on the spacecraft, and the company announced Friday that it will convert a former space shuttle building for the X-37B orbital test vehicle program.
 
An undisclosed number of workers will recover, refurbish and relaunch the 29-foot-long unmanned spacecraft.
 
The Air Force launched the most recent flight of the unmanned spacecraft from Florida's Space Coast more than a year ago.
 
It was the second flight for the original X-37B space plane. The craft circled the planet for seven months in 2010. A second X-37B spacecraft spent more than a year in orbit.
 
The mystery machines are about one-quarter the size of NASA's old space shuttles and can land automatically on a runway.


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Brouwie
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Johnny881
That's a lot of info for top secret.
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