US Military Space Drone Landing Back on Earth After 671 Days

October 13, 2014 8:31 AM

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US Military Space Drone Landing Back on Earth After 671 Days

The Air Force’s space drone, more officially known as the X-37B unmanned mini-shuttle, will be coming back to Earth this week after a mysterious 22 month mission in orbit.

This is the third space drone launched, and the longest mission for any of them since they started getting built on contract by United Launch Alliance, the joint Boeing and Lockheed Martin company that works on rockets and space-related craft for the U.S. government.

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