Air Force’s second X-37B space plane nears launch

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The Air Force’s second X-37B space plane is now scheduled for a March 4 launch. Key quote:

“We want to be able to put an object up into space, materials, technology and so forth, test them out, bring them back and examine them,” said Richard McKinney, deputy under secretary of the Air Force for space programs. “In that respect, this is a test vehicle.”


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