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Monday, March 7, 2011

U.S. Dead in Space ? Not so Fast. There's the OTV....

...which stands for ORBITAL TEST VEHICLE,  launched last Saturday from Cape Canaveral, under heavy secrecy

What is the OTV ?

Glad you asked.

The vehicle's formal designation, according to Wikipedia, is the Boeing X-37.

Saturday's flight was the second flight of an X-37 robotic mini-shuttle. The first took place in April of 2010.

For more info on the OTV, see articles on SPACE.COM's and AVIATION WEEK's  websites.