See larger The X-37B Orbital Test vehicle is launched from atop a Atlas V Rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Thursday, April 22, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The service says the winged spacecraft will be a platform for unspecified experiments and can stay in orbit up to 270 days before gliding to an autonomous runway landing. The primary landing site is Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

AP Photo/ Florida Today, Craig Rubadoux

The X-37B Orbital Test vehicle is launched from atop a Atlas V Rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Thursday, April 22, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The service says the winged spacecraft will be a platform for unspecified experiments and can stay in orbit up to 270 days before gliding to an autonomous runway landing. The primary landing site is Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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