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The U.S. Air Force's X-37B months prior to its Dec. 11, 2012, launch. (CREDIT: U.S. Air Force)

US Air Force’s Unmanned X-37B Space Plane Expected to Land Tuesday

The US Air Force's X-37B space plane, which has been in orbit for nearly two years, is expected to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Tuesday.

After nearly two years in orbit, the US. Air Force’s unmanned X-37B space plane is ready to land.

Multiple media outlets have reported that the X-37B will land at some point on Tuesday.

According to CNN:

The X-37B is expected to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Air Force said.

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The base did not give an exact time for the landing, but a notice to aviators and mariners on the Federal Aviation Administration’s website said airspace around the Southern California base would be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Tuesday.

“Team Vandenberg stands ready to implement safe landing operations for the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, the third time for this unique mission,” Col. Keith Baits, commander of the 30th Space Wing, told CNN in a statement.

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