Air Force's Unmanned Space Plane Comes Back To Earth

The U.S. Air Force's X-37b unmanned space shuttle landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California today following 220 days in orbit, touching down in darkness. Its mission? "Experimentation." Next one launches in spring.

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Why would they land at night? Something very odd going on here. Usually when the Air Force is doing stuff that they don't want us to know about, we don't know about it.

Why all the secrecy if they are holding press conferences and posting the videos on Youtube?

On the plus side, it is nice to see that at least some part of our government is more interested in results than photo-ops, relationship building, and being retards.