Tuesday, May 4, 2010

US Air Force Launches Secret Flying Twinkie

Posted by CmdrTaco on Tuesday May 04, @01:27PM
from the thats-one-big-twinkie dept.
Spectrummag writes"One of the most secretive US Air Force spaceflights in decades, launched this month, is keeping aficionados guessing as to the nature of the secret. The 6000-kilogram, 8-meter X-37B, nicknamed the flying Twinkie because of its stubby-winged shape, is supposed to orbit Earth for several weeks, maneuver in orbit, then glide home. What's it for? Space expert James Oberg tracks the possibilities."

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