On March 05, 2011at 22:46 UTC the Atlas 5 rocket was launched by United Launch Alliance from Cape Canaveral, California, USA.
photo by United Launch Alliance
The rocket orbited the U.S. Air Force's second top secret X-37B space plane.
The military isn't divulging what the space plane carries, but it could be shepherding high-tech Air Force experiments, spy sensors and other research payloads.
Also called the Orbital Test Vehicle, the program is managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, a division headquartered in the Pentagon. But the X-37's
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