The Air Force’s secretive X-37B will soon be launched into orbit by Elon Musk’s Space X rockets. According to Bloomberg, Musk’s venture was able to beat the established launch company, United Launch Alliance (a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin) by offering lower prices. Musk promises to launch for $61 million, a bargain compared to UAL’s typical price of over $100 million.
Space X Will Launch the Air Force’s Secret Space Plane into Orbit
The X-37B space plane has a top secret mission that has kept it in space for nearly two years at a time.