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秘密空军的太空飞机在轨道上飞行两年多后着陆

Secret Air Force Space Plane Lands After More Than 2 Years In Orbit

After a record-breaking 780 days circling the Earth, the U.S. Air Force’s mysterious X-37B unmanned space plane dropped out of orbit and landed safely on the same runway that the space shuttle once used.

美国空军神秘的X-37B无人驾驶航天飞机在绕地球飞行780天之后,跳出轨道,安全降落在航天飞机曾经使用过的同一条跑道上。

It was the fifth acknowledged mission for the vehicle, built by Boeing at the aerospace company’s Phantom Works.

这是波音公司在这家航空公司的幻影工厂制造的第五个公开的飞行器任务。

“Today marks an incredibly exciting day for the 45th Space Wing,” Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, 45th Space Wing commander, said in a statement. “Our team has been preparing for this event, and I am extremely proud to see their hard work and dedication culminate in today’s safe and successful landing of the X-37B.”

“今天是第45太空联队令人难以置信的激动人心的一天,”布里格说。第45太空联队指挥官道格·希斯将军在一份声明中说。“我们的团队一直在为这次活动做准备,我非常自豪地看到他们的辛勤工作和奉献精神在今天X-37B的安全和成功着陆中达到顶峰。”

Read more at NPR

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