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Sun May 17, 2020, 01:47 PM

US military's mystery space plane rockets back into orbit

Source: AP

By MARCIA DUNN

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) ó The U.S. militaryís mystery space plane rocketed into orbit again Sunday, this time with an extra load of science experiments.

Itís the sixth flight of an X-37B, a solar-powered plane thatís flown by remote control without a crew.

Officials arenít saying how long the spacecraft will remain in orbit this time or the purpose of the mission. But a senior vice president for X-37B developer Boeing, Jim Chilton, noted each mission has been progressively longer.

The previous mission lasted a record two years, with a touchdown shrouded in darkness at NASAís Kennedy Space Center last year.



A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The mission's primary payload is the X-37B spaceplane. (AP Photo/John Raoux)


Read more: https://apnews.com/ab8bc538f4305a87af181493c8fe555a

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Reply US military's mystery space plane rockets back into orbit (Original post)
Omaha Steve May 2020 OP
Newest Reality May 2020 #1
yaesu May 2020 #2
Chainfire May 2020 #3
Rainbow Droid May 2020 #4
kimbutgar May 2020 #5
TomVilmer May 2020 #6
Baclava May 2020 #7
Maxheader May 2020 #8
Baclava May 2020 #9

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 01:51 PM

1. Shrouded in darkeness...

Secrecy! Shhh!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:10 PM

2. more money wasted that could have built roads, bridges, schools. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:25 PM

3. Why would you want to waste

that money on schools. Didn't you know that education was bad? One of the great Republican success stories since Ray Gun has been wrecking the public school system. We need private schools that teach vocational courses and leaves out all of that fake science, history and fancy math.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Sun May 17, 2020, 02:48 PM

4. The Nazis referred to atomic and quantum theory as "Jewish physics"

even as they covertly pursued these paths for military purposes.

But hey, consistency is not something you should ever expect from the insane, except that they will be consistently inconsistent.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 03:27 PM

5. Watch this being in a commercial for the phat pfuk re election campaign

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:33 PM

6. War cost billions of dollars...

... but while the graph below is very fitting for this page, it is also very misleading:


I am dumping this here, since it just showed up today in a Facebook feed. Some good friend believed those wrong numbers, but though the reality is bad, the combined tax spending is a bit better:

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2015/aug/17/facebook-posts/pie-chart-federal-spending-circulating-internet-mi/
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 01:27 AM

7. A drone spaceplane test platform for next gen spying, all kinds of experiments.

Beam weapons?

Naval Research Lab experiment to "Transform solar power into radio frequency microwave energy" that can be sent to the ground
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Response to Maxheader (Reply #8)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:38 AM

9. I was thinking 'Rods from God', Thor's Hammer, kinetic weapon from orbit, no bombs, no fallout

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