6 January 2014
Boeing said Friday that the X-37B orbital test vehicle will be tested at the Kennedy Space Center. A former shuttle facility will be converted for the secret space plane, one of which has been in space for over a year. The Boeing Co., which built and supports the program’s two orbital vehicles, said the vehicle will land, recover, refurbish and re-launch in Florida instead of in California. Officials did not say how soon the military program could move to KSC, which has been looking for new customers for facilities it no longer needs following the shuttle’s retirement in 2011. (Image Credit: USAF)
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