Please enable Javascript to use Top Secret Writers to it's fullest. Without it, you will find much of the modern internet doesn't work. I would add a little button hide this message, but that kind of functionality requires Javascript ;)

Free Spy Sunglasses - Our First Top Secret Writers Giveaway!Previous Article
The Inept FBI Background Check of Arthur Rudolph - Nazi Rocket ScientistNext Article

Is The X37B Orbital Space Vehicle the Next Shuttle?

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article
Is The X37B Orbital Space Vehicle the Next Shuttle?

x37bIn late April, the US Air Force launched an experimental spacecraft. After seven months in orbit, the spacecraft has made it home. It landed on December 4, 2010 to warm reception.

It is known as the X37B. It is an unmanned space craft intended to demonstrate reusable space technologies, but most of the details about its maiden voyage and overall purpose is a well-kept secret.

What is known is the fact that the X37B is the most advanced space craft to date. Department of Defense officials claim this craft is just an “updated version of the Space Shuttle.” However, this is not exactly true.

The X37B touts a wide range of new technologies. One of which is a new generation of silica tile. The tiles are used in the Thermal Protection System that protects the craft during re-entry.




x37b

Yet, the most impressive feature of this “updated shuttle” is its ability to stay in orbit for 270 days. That is quite an improvement over its predecessor, which can only sustain a 16-day orbit.

The secrecy surrounding the X37B and its first mission has aroused suspicions and ignited a flurry of rumors. These suspicions and rumors all revolve around the theory that the X37B is a highly advanced spy plane or the first U.S. attempt to achieve military domination in space.

Many proponents of the spy theory point to the fact that it has the potential to launch a large payload of small satellites. During periods of high international tension, this would enable the Department of Defense to have eyes and ears orbiting above any potential threat in the world.

Many countries question if this is the first step in American militarization of space. The China Daily newspaper went as far to write that the X37B could initiate an arms race in space.

Though the Department of Defense adamantly denies the X37B’s mission supports any development of space-based weapons. Another launch of the X37B is scheduled for spring 2011. As of now, there are not many details being reported about this launch either. However, it is possible that the X37B will usher in a modern-day space race.

Originally published on TopSecretWriters.com

“The thing about the truth is, not a lot of people can handle it.” -Conor McGregor

BECOME A PATREON SUPPORTER and decide what stories we investigate!

Donate to Support TSW!





Top Secret Editors

Ryan is the founder of Top Secret Writers. He is an IT analyst, blogger, journalist, and a researcher for the truth behind strange stories.
 
Lori is TSW's editor. Freelance writer and editor for over 17 years, she loves to read and loves fringe science and conspiracy theory.

Top Secret Writers

Gabrielle is a journalist who finds strange stories the media misses, and enlightens readers about news they never knew existed.
Sally is TSW’s health/environmental expert. As a blogger/organic gardener, she’s investigates critical environmental issues.
Mark Dorr grew up the son of a treasure hunter. His experiences led to working internationally in some surprising situations!
Mark R. Whittington, from Houston, Texas, frequently writes on space, science, political commentary and political culture.

Join Other Conspiracy Theory Researchers on Facebook!

Get a Top Secret Bumper Sticker!

Comment on Breaking Stories

Powered by Disqus