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The U.S. Air Force's classified X-37B space plane should have returned to Earth in December.
But the top-secret unmanned spacecraft continues to glide along its unusually low orbit nearly one year after it was launched in March 2011, leading Spaceflight magazine to suggest the vehicle is spying on a Chinese spacelab called Tiangong-1, the BBC reports.
But the picture of the guys inspecting it in full HAZMAT suits gives me the creeps.
Originally posted by LockNLoad
Hazmat suits are probably because of Hydrazine, which is used for satellite fuel,
Originally posted by kenochs
, I would say that what is happening in orbit is a really, really cold (absolute zero in fact) war.