H-VANDENBERG AFB

Mar 3, 2011 1:22 PM by Bethany Tucker, KSBY News

Space plane to launch tomorrow from Fla.; will land later at Vandenberg

The Air Force is preparing for the upcoming launch of an unmanned orbital test vehicle (OTV) from Florida. The space vehicle will eventually land right in our own backyard.

Air Force Rapid Capabilities officials say the launch of the X-37B is set for Friday, March 4th from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The vehicle will land at Vandenberg Air Force Base at an unknown later date.

This is the second X-37B launch. Back in December, the first one landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base. That space vehicle stayed in orbit for seven months.

The X-37B resembles a small space shuttle. Air Force officials say the space craft is used to conduct classified experiments in space.

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