The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program.
An Atlas V rocket carrying the unmanned craft, which looks like a miniature space shuttle, has the green light for a planned liftoff Tuesday. Just don't ask what it's up to.
Resembling a shrunk-down space shuttle, the Air Force's X-37B returns to Earth from its debut test flight, pointing the way toward cheaper, adaptable--and perhaps military--missions.
The unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle heads into space on its first mission, as the Air Force scopes out how it might eventually serve "warfighters' needs."
But what it's doing up there or for how long -- well, you might glean more from talking to the wall than asking the Air Force about its hush-hush mission.
NASA has a bold new plan to steal a boulder from an asteroid and bring it back for orbit around the moon, to help test an Earth-defense system.
After an extensive series of test flights, Blue Origin hopes to begin launching people, payloads or both as a commercial endeavor.
Inviting the public in on its development process, Rolls-Royce released photos of an "engineering mule," a shortened Phantom model sporting a wing on its trunk, that it's using to test a chassis for its upcoming SUV.
Certificate allows the Internet retail giant to conduct research, development and crew training for its Prime Air delivery drones.
At Nvidia's GTC developer conference in San Jose, Honda's Technical Leader for crash safety Eric DeHoff showed how the company uses photo-realistic rendered models for crash-testing cars.