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Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

#1  Postby DougC » Oct 18, 2014 12:22 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29669205
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A US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.
The aircraft, resembling a miniature space shuttle and known as the Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B, spent 674 days in orbit around the planet.

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It touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday morning.
The purpose of the plane remains unclear - a theory that it was taking a look at China's space lab has recently been downplayed by experts.
Air Force officials have only told US media the aircraft performs "risk reduction, experimentation and concept-of-operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies".

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Re: Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

#2  Postby Made of Stars » Oct 18, 2014 9:17 am

Looks kinda menacing.

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#3  Postby Mike_L » Oct 18, 2014 10:03 am

It's very likely another part of the USA's drive toward full spectrum dominance.
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#4  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 10:40 am

Mike_L wrote:It's very likely another part of the USA's drive toward full spectrum dominance.


Come on Mike, your theory needs moar HAARP, UFOs and Underwater civilisations. Did Galaxian teach you nothing?! :naughty:
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#5  Postby Made of Stars » Oct 18, 2014 11:27 am

BlackBart wrote:
Mike_L wrote:It's very likely another part of the USA's drive toward full spectrum dominance.

Come on Mike, your theory needs moar HAARP, UFOs and Underwater civilisations. Did Galaxian teach you nothing?! :naughty:

You left out the almost undeniable fact that its part of an Illuminati global Ebola seeding program. Sheesh. :roll:

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Re: Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

#6  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 12:20 pm

Wot am I like? Derp. :bucktooth:
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#7  Postby Evolving » Oct 18, 2014 12:36 pm

Made of Stars wrote:Looks kinda menacing.


It actually reminds me of this picture.
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Re: Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

#8  Postby Mike_L » Oct 18, 2014 12:47 pm

BlackBart wrote:
Mike_L wrote:It's very likely another part of the USA's drive toward full spectrum dominance.


Come on Mike, your theory needs moar HAARP, UFOs and Underwater civilisations. Did Galaxian teach you nothing?! :naughty:

Galaxian taught Mike_L everything! However, Mike_L shall be selective about casting pearls in this forum in what he reveals to the general public.

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#9  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 1:02 pm

Evolving wrote:
Made of Stars wrote:Looks kinda menacing.


It actually reminds me of this picture.


Grumpy Shuttle. :awesome:
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#10  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 1:06 pm

Mike_L wrote:
BlackBart wrote:
Mike_L wrote:It's very likely another part of the USA's drive toward full spectrum dominance.


Come on Mike, your theory needs moar HAARP, UFOs and Underwater civilisations. Did Galaxian teach you nothing?! :naughty:

Galaxian taught Mike_L everything! However, Mike_L shall be selective about casting pearls in this forum in what he reveals to the general public Sheeple.

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There I fixed it. :thumbup: :mrgreen:
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#11  Postby Mike_L » Oct 18, 2014 1:16 pm

BlackBart wrote:...Sheeple.


Now you're just trying to scrapie the bottom of the barrel! :grin:
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#12  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 1:33 pm

Just trying to Ram the point home.
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#13  Postby Mike_L » Oct 18, 2014 1:50 pm

It's all woolly thinking.
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#14  Postby BlackBart » Oct 18, 2014 1:51 pm

That's just shear lunacy.
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Re: Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

#15  Postby DougC » Oct 18, 2014 1:53 pm

You are all baa-my.
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#17  Postby laklak » Oct 18, 2014 1:58 pm

Theses puns are getting my goat.
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Re: Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

#18  Postby Mike_L » Oct 18, 2014 2:18 pm

laklak wrote:Theses puns are getting my goat.

Too much ovine and not enough o' vine! :cheers:
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#19  Postby DougC » Oct 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Mike_L wrote:
laklak wrote:Theses puns are getting my goat.

Too much ovine and not enough o' vine! :cheers:

Don'tr mind Laklak, you know he likes to monkey around.
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Re: Mysterious US spaceplane returns to Earth

#20  Postby lucek » Oct 18, 2014 2:52 pm

Boeings robotic space plane went to orbit to test it's systems and help devlop new craft. People didn't read about it. Shock and mysteries abound when it lands.

But watch-out they are already working on the next mysterious craft that will do mysterious things in mysterious space.

In all seriousness from what I know this was basically for the development of the X-37C which would replace the space shuttle if they can get it off the ground.
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