The X-37B – U.S. Air Force’s mystery space plane is back on earth after completing its two-year mission.
After a two-year record-breaking mission, the US Air Force’s mystery space plane landed back on Earth at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
The X-37B Aircraft went into space on Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket launched in 2017.
The space aircraft’s mission which lasted 780 days has set a new endurance record for reusable test vehicles.
The X-37B is the fifth spaceflight by such a vehicle, which looks like a space shuttle but is a quarter of its size at 8.8 meters or 29 feet.
While US Air Force said the mission completed the pre-set objectives, it did not divulge more on what the mission was about.
However, US Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett said that ‘each successive mission’ advances the United States’ space capabilities.
The next flight in the US space mission will be the sixth and is planned to launch from Cape Canaveral in 2020.