X-37B robotic space plane set to return from 22-month orbital mission

October 12, 2014 11:05 PM

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X-37B robotic space plane set to return from 22-month orbital mission

The U.S. military plans to land its secretive X-37B robotic space plane in California on Tuesday, ending a classified 22-month mission, officials said.

The exact time and date will depend on weather and technical factors, the air force said in a statement released on Friday. The X-37B space plane, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle, blasted off for its second mission aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Flo...

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