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Mysterious Air Force space plane still orbiting 719 days later – CNET

We know what it looks like: a cute little space shuttle. We know where it is: in orbit around Earth. We know who sent it there: the US Air Force, via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in September 2017. Why just don’t know why.

The uncrewed Boeing-built X-37B space plane has now been in orbit for 719 days, breaking the previous record of nearly 718 days set during its last mission, which returned to Earth in early 2017.

The Air Force hasn’t revealed the exact purpose of the drone, but it did at least let us know when it landed last time. “The X-37B program is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft that performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies,” the Air Force said in a boilerplate description it’s repeated over the years.
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