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Drones in space? How lovely…

Ok, so now we officially know that the U.S. air force has developed an unmanned spacecraft which can stay aloft for at least 15 months at a time…  Supposedly, the recent “test mission” of the  X-37B program was for the purpose of testing the aircraft itself, but of course, the contents of it’s classified payload, and the fact that it operates under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,  would suggest that the “experiments” being done with the craft probably do not involve things like observing the behavior of mold spores in zero gravity or the mundane deployment of basic communications satellites…

But hey, so long as it the new space-drones have the same overall appearance as our recently-retired and ever-lovable space shuttles, and don’t resemble the insectoid probes sent to spy on the rebel base on Hoth, we should feel perfectly at ease.  (right…?)