The manned space craft are off the board since the tragic space explosion…
While Sierra Nevada ‘Dream Chaser’ pitched a small space shuttle plane design to NASA….
It was a no go….
Human’s are back to capsules …..
Space Ships are in ‘Star Trek’ movies….
The US Air Force and now the US Space Command have their own unmanned US Military space craft flying….
We REALLY do NOT everything the military space craft are capable of, doWe?
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-6 (OTV-6), the U.S. Space Force’s unmanned, reusable spaceplane, successfully deorbited and landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on Nov. 12, 2022, at 05:22 a.m.
OTV -6 was the first mission to introduce a service module-a ring attached to the rear of the vehicle expanding the number of experiments that can be hosted during a mission. “This mission highlights the Space Force’s focus on collaboration in space exploration and expanding low-cost access to space for our partners, within and outside of the Department of the Air Force (DAF),” said Gen. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations….
The sixth mission conducted on-orbit experiments for 908 days….
image…Staff Sgt. Adam Shanks/US Space Force….