The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
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Top secret space plane lands in California

A unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.

The aircraft, resembling a miniature space shuttle and known as the Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B, spent 674 days in orbit around the planet.

Pictures released by the 30th Space Wing show it touching down at Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday morning.

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