Secretive X-37B military space plane could land in California Tuesday

October 13, 2014 7:30 PM

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Secretive X-37B military space plane could land in California Tuesday

Technicians work on the the first X-37B space plane after a smooth landing on Dec.3, 2010 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The same X-37B spacecraft launched back into space on Dec. 11, 2012, and could land at Vandenberg on Tuesday ( (U.S. Air Force/Michael Stonecypher)

The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B space plane will return to Earth this week —possibly as early as Tuesday — after 22 months in orbit on a secret mission.

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