SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The U.S. military can’t wait to get its hands on an unmanned space plane that’s due to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California near Santa Maria.
The X-37B, which looks like a mini-space shuttle, lifted off from Cape Canaveral back in December of 2012 and is due to land Tuesday.READ MORE: Cal Fire Confirms Estrada Fire Sparked by Controlled Burn, Holding at 150 Acres; Evacuations Ordered
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Mike Hoffman, managing editor at Military.com said the craft is about a fifth of the size of a “typical NASA-size shuttle”.
“It has spent about 671 days in space. The Air Force hasn’t really talked much about the mission, leading to a lot of questions.”READ MORE: Car Fleeing CHP Causes AC Transit Bus to Plow Into Oakland Home