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Dec 3, 2010 6:14 PM by Monica Quintero

Enthusiasts speculate about X-37B, the unmanned spacecraft

Some are calling it a mysterious space plane.

The X-37B, an unmanned spacecraft, landed Friday morning at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The military says the X-37B has been performing classified experiments in space.

KSBY News called the Air Force on Friday and officials continue to release very little information.

Here's what people are reading into, the Air Force says the X-37B performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies.

What that means exactly has had enthusiasts speculating for months.

We found numerous web sites where folks had their own theories.

Some believe the X-37B deploys and maintains spy satellites.

Others say it could deploy a new class of weapons capable of reaching any corner of the earth from the U.S. in under an hour.

Watch KSBY News at 5 and 6 for more on this story.

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