April 09, 2010
Mystery Plane

Ares has this brief history of, along with some speculation about, the soon-to-be tested X-37B test plane. Conventional wisdom has commonly held that the Space Shuttle's wings are too big because of an unnecessary cross-range glide requirement imposed by the Air Force. It would be a bit ironic if the Air Force itself successfully fielded a spacecraft who's wings represent what the Shuttle's should have been.

Posted by scott at April 09, 2010 07:01 AM

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