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Ask Buzz Aldrin how you can fly into space

The men's personal care product company AXE has teamed up with famed moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to send 22 people into space, and make sure they smell nice doing it. The company on Wednesday kicked off its new AXE Apollo Space Academy, an online contest that promises to send 22 winners to the edge of sp Full story

Secret military space plane set to launch

The secretive U.S. Air Force X-37B robotic space plane has been cleared to lift off Tuesday. The X-37B vehicle and its cargo bay packed with a classified payload is set to make the third mission of the program. Full story

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Dream Chaser space plane
Dream Chaser space plane

An artistic rendition of the Dream Chaser vehicle launching into space.

X-37B lands at Vandenberg
X-37B lands at Vandenberg

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle , the Air Force's unmanned, reusable space plane, landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:48 a.m. June 16. OTV-2, which launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 5, 2011, conducted on-orbit experiments for 469 days during its mission. The X-37B is t

X-37B re-entry
X-37B re-entry

An artist's illustration of the unmanned X-37B space plane during re-entry.

X-37B robotic space plane
X-37B robotic space plane

An X-37B robotic space plane sits on the Vandenberg Air Force base runway during post-landing operations on Dec. 3, 2010. Personnel in self-contained protective atmospheric suits conduct initial checks on the robot space vehicle after its landing. This same craft is due to launch again in fall 2012.

X-37 in orbit
X-37 in orbit

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center image shows the on-orbit functions for the reusable X-37 space plane, now under the wing of the U.S. Air Force.

Size comparison
Size comparison

This size chart shows how the Boeing-built X-37B robot space plane compares with NASA's space shuttle, a larger version of the spacecraft called the X-37C and an Atlas 5 rocket.