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Air Force's secret X-37B space plane lands after 15 months circling Earth
[i]A secret unmanned space plane landed in California on Saturday (June 16), after circling the Earth for one year and 104 days on a clandestine mission.
The United States Air Force's Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), also known as the X-37B, touched down at 8:48 a.m. EDT (1248 GMT) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, approximately 150 miles (241 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles. It rolled to a halt on a 3-mile (5-kilometer) concrete runway.
"Team Vandenberg has put in over a year's worth of hard work in preparation for this landing and today we were able to see the fruits of our labor," said Col. Nina Armagno, commander of the 30th Space Wing. "I am so proud of our team for coming together to execute this landing operation safely and successfully."[/i]
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