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US may be weaponising space

US may be weaponising space 24 Apr 2010 The weaponisation of space. This is what some critics are calling the recent launch by the United States Air Force (USAF) of an unmanned space shuttle called X-37B. The shuttle is 9 meters (29ft) long and has a 4.5 meter (15ft) wingspan and is, therefore, just under one quarter the size of a regular space shuttle. If it [unfortunately] returns to earth successfully, and the USAF has indicated it sees no reason why it should not, it will be the first autonomous launch and re-entry in US history.