The Air Force’s mysterious X-37B spaceplane is launching to space again this weekend
Update May 16th, 10:26AM ET: Bad weather forced ULA to push back the launch to Sunday, May 17th, with liftoff scheduled for 9:14AM ET. Live coverage will resume at 10:03AM ET.
Original Story: The Air Force’s mysterious spy spaceplane, dubbed the X-37B, is headed back to space on Saturday morning for its sixth mission in Earth orbit. As usual with this spacecraft, its exact purpose is a secret, though the Air Force says the vehicle will be carrying a number of experiments on this trip and testing out new systems in space before returning them to Earth.
This launch comes a little more than six months after the X-37B returned home from its record-breaking fifth mission to orbit. The spaceplane, which looks a bit like a miniature Space…