SpaceX, U.S. Air Force to launch secretive robotic space plane from Cape Canaveral

By:  Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel

SpaceX has scheduled a launch for one of the U.S. Air Force’s two X-37B robotic space planes.

The Boeing-built plane is a 29-foot long, 9-foot, 6-inch tall vehicle that resembles a smaller version of NASA’s retired space shuttle. It will be mounted into the nose of one of SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rockets, then sent into orbit.

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