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Originally posted by Springer
Another interesting thought is, if these X-37 craft are the fruit of 1990's technology, I wonder what they're flying out there NOW?
Originally posted by AllIsOne
reply to post by Kandinsky
Is this a real pic you posted or just an artist rendering? If it's real why is there an A/C vent going into an "unmanned" craft?
Originally posted by henriquefd
Very cool pics, but that X-37 looks like a new shuttle craft. It doesnt look edgy or cool or like anything that would be mistaken as an UFO. The design doesnt seem to support great maneuverability or impossible speeds.
So, is that the BEST technology humanity has to space travel? Or is there something else?
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by vtcajun
But the one in the image is an unpowered testbed.
[edit on 5/21/2010 by Phage]
I would assume the "turquoise glow" was the result of the tremendous heat the thing endured upon reentry. I don't know why I would assume that after thinking about it though, you'd think it would be fiery orange not turquoise right?
Originally posted by Shadowhawk
It wasn't the X-37 that crashed at Needles. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is only making its maiden space voyage now. Previous variants, the X-37A Approach and Landing Test Vehicle and the subscale X-40A technology demonstrator ere never capable of space flight.
It's a real shame that George dragged the X-37 into the Needles story, tying two completely unrelated things together. The witness said he didn't see any wings or horizontal surfaces like those on the X-37 type vehicle so it's pretty clear that's not what he saw, especially when you look at the flight history of the vehicle. The news media has sensationalized the so-called "secrecy" surrounding the X-37 but it has been pretty much in the open for years with the exception of some of the operational mission details.