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Sep 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
New research suggests a plasma bubble in the high atmosphere blocked radio communications during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan, which lead to a deadly US helicopter ambush.
Sep 15, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell,
The United States military's high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years.
May 26, 2010 03:36 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Amateur astronomers have glimpsed beneath a cloak of secrecy shrouding the military's miniature robotic space shuttle, which was launched last month on a trial run.
Nov 30, 2010 08:08 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The hush-hush mission of a robotic miniature space shuttle, known in military parlance as the "Orbital Test Vehicle," or X-37B, is heading for a California landing this week, the Air Force said Tuesday.
Dec 3, 2010 12:39 PM ET // Irene Klotz
The Air Force's secrecy-shrouded unmanned space plane returned to Earth early Friday.