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.
Certificate allows the Internet retail giant to conduct research, development and crew training for its Prime Air delivery drones.
That boomerang-shaped aircraft you see -- eventually -- will be flying high to bring the Web down to earth where Internet access is hard to come by.
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.
The long-awaited all-electric Model X SUV from Tesla was caught on video testing at the former Alameda Naval Air Station in the San Francisco Bay Area.