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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space

This April 5, 2010, photo made available by the U.S. Air Force via NASA shows the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle at the Astrotech facility in Titusville, Fla. Half of the Atlas V five-meter fairing is in the background. On Tuesday, the Air Force launched the top-secret, unmanned mini-space shuttle from Cape Canaveral, Fla.