The top-secret X-37B space plane is about to break another record

IDG News Service | Mar 21, 2017

The U.S. Air Force's top-secret autonomous space plane, the X-37B, is days away from breaking its own longevity record. The aircraft, which looks like a mini Space Shuttle, is on schedule next week to spend its record-setting 675th day in orbit, but we still don't know much about what it's doing up there.

The X-37B top secret spacecraft is setting a new record

The US Air Force plane is unmanned and reusable

And it'll soon have been in space for 675 days

But we don’t know what it’s doing up there

It’s run by the Air Force’s Rapid Capabilities Office

The office helps take strategic tech and accelerate its development

It has a cargo bay about the size of a pick-up truck bed

And it’s likely packed with prototype military tech

It started off life as a NASA project

But was transferred to the Air Force in 2004

It’s currently on its fourth mission