The U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane has been seen by amateur satellite watchers as it orbits in a secret altitude above Earth. And, you can see it, too, when it flies over your local night sky, But, don't tell anyone ... it's a secret!
The U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B OTV-1 prototype space plane is scheduled to have its maiden flight on Thursday, April 22, 2010. It will be launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida for a test flight into space.
The first glimpse of our planet Earth from outer space happened 45 years ago when the U.S. Lunar Orbiter 1 took a picture of Earth on August 23, 1966 while orbiting the Moon. Now, Neil Armstrong makes a rare public appearance in Australia to comment on the future of U.S. space exploration.
On July 8, 2010, the first Space Based Space Surveillance satellite is set for launch for its mission to detect and track space objects, including space junk, in orbit about the Earth. The ability to track such objects will increase from thousands to millions.
With an on-time lift-off the space shuttle Endeavour, NASA launched its next-to-last Space Transportation System (STS) mission into orbit about Earth with a destination to the International Space Station.