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U.S. military space plane lands, ending record-breaking mission

SpaceWar.com reports: “The U.S. military’s X-37B space plane finally came back to Earth on Saturday after spending 908 days in orbit.

The robotic X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6 touched down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:22 a.m. The 908 days in orbit was four months longer than any previous X-37B flight.

The plane, which was built by Boeing, also carried a service module for the first time.

‘With the service module added, this was the most we’ve ever carried to orbit on the X-37B, and we’re proud to have been able to prove out this new and flexible capability for the government and its industry partners,’ Jim Chilton, senior vice president at Boeing Space and Launch, said in a statement…”

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