There has been a spaceship or rather a spacecraft that is orbiting our planet for 720 days. This is not an Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) because the spacecraft is initiated by the US Air Force.
Moreover, this is their fifth mission for the X-37B spaceplane which is a solar-powered military drone that doesn’t have any crew.
The Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) mission was launched last September 7, 2017, with the help of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The OTV-5 mission has recently beaten the record of the previous mission of OTV-4 which is 717 days, 20 hours and 42 minutes.
However, the mission objectives of the spaceship that has a similar design of the space shuttles of NASA has remained a closely guarded secret.
Certainly, the US Air Force doesn’t want to share their secrets to us that’s why many people are speculating about it.
The Mission of the Spaceship
Some people think that the Air Force is simply using this spacecraft in the orbit as spy satellites to test their EmDrive in space.
Other conspiracy theorists even suggested that this spaceship is a “space bomber” in preparation for Space Force that Trump created recently.
But some experts don’t believe their theory because they said that it would require a lot of time and effort for it to be true.
Therefore, the US Air Force releases their official explanation of the spaceship, but it doesn’t have much information.
“The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is just a test program to prove technologies for a dependable, reusable, unmanned space experiment platform for the US Air Force,” the Air Force said in a statement.
They also added, “the primary objective for X-37B, to be a reusable spaceship technology for the future of the space program of America and for the benefit of Earth.”
The explanation of the US Air Force is quite not clear though. But we just to accept it and wonder why the US has placed a military space drone flying high above our heads.