Poll: What Is the US Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Doing in Orbit?
By Space.com, staff |
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.
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 Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.