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Secret space plane to be based at Kennedy

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:25 PM

KSC lands secret Air Force X-37B space plane, jobs
Move could bring hundreds of employees to the Space Coast


www.floridatoday.com said:

A secretive military space plane will move into a vacant former space shuttle hangar at Kennedy Space Center, potentially bringing hundreds of jobs, officials confirmed Friday.

Use of the former shuttle hangar called Orbiter Processing Facility-1 will allow the Air Force’s classified X-37B program “to efficiently land, recover, refurbish and re-launch” the unmanned system in Florida, according to The Boeing Co., which built and supports the program’s two orbital vehicles.

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