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App to see X-37B

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Seasoned skywatchers in North American may have several chances to spot the U.S. Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane fly overhead with the help of a smart phone app that helps track satellites….imple Satellite Tracker app gives a one-week advance schedule of flybys, and also alerts users to when spacecraft will appear with a countdown clock and a direction guide…e robotic X-37B space plane and the International Space Station are expected to make a series of good passes over some North American cities and towns…X-37B space plane’s return date depends upon how well it performs its unknown tests in orbit…debut X-37B space plane was built by Boeing in Seal Beach, Calif., and weighs about 11,000 pounds (about 5,000 kg). It is about 29 feet (9 meters) long and has a wingspan of just over 14 feet (4 meters) across…space station can easily be seen from the Earth by the unaided eye on clear nights and can rival the planet Venus in brightness depending on observing conditions….U.S. Air Force officers have remained mostly tightlipped about the X-37B, except for denying that the vehicle represents a weapon.. Outside experts agree that the space plane most likely represents an orbital spy rather than a space weapon…

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