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The X-37B: The Secretive Spaceplane That Spent A Combined 10 Years In Orbit

Operating between 150 and 500 miles above the Earth, this spaceplane could stay in orbit for up to 270 days. But of the six flights it's made to date, five have operated longer than that. So what's the X-37 doing while it's up there for so long? Well, that's where things take a turn for the weird.

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The X-37B: The Secretive Spaceplane That Spent A Combined 10 Years In Orbit
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