Poll: What Is the US Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Doing in Orbit?

What do you think the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space planes are doing on their months-long mystery missions in orbit?

  • Space weapon tests: It's a secret project to make war in space.
  • Space surveillance: It's the world's best spysat platform.
  • Space tech tests: The U.S. military is pushing the robotic spaceflight frontier.
  • Peaceful uses in space: The X-37B is quiet because it's a robot and doesn't talk.
Author Bio
Tariq Malik
Tariq Malik, Space.com Managing Editor

Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter and on Facebook.

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