Army drone lands after 908 days in space

Excursion to space

Army drone lands after 908 days

A US military space drone has returned to Earth after nearly two and a half years in space. Boeing announced that the X-37B unmanned spacecraft landed at the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday.

A US military space drone has returned to Earth after nearly two and a half years in space. Boeing announced that the X-37B unmanned spacecraft landed at the Kennedy Space Center on Saturday.

First launched in 2010, the drone has now spent more than a decade in space and traveled more than 1.3 billion miles in six missions.

It has a length of nine meters and a wingspan of 4.50 meters and is powered by solar cells. The spacecraft was secretly developed for the US military by the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between the US companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

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