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The Spectacular Landing in Frankfurt.

The internet is constantly searching for the latest and most attention grabbing videos and this week it stumbled across Michael Schmidts video of a ‘Spectacular landing at Frankfurt Airport’. The video starts off sedate enough, the backdrop is a cool clear day in Frankfurt, a Boeing 777 is coming in to land, nothing much to see here. Then as the 777 touches down the spectacle begins.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is a video that finally lives up to its name and delivers the spectacular, with a touch of funny. Sit back relax and prepare to be amazed and amused.

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Return of The Spy In The Sky, The X-37B Touches Down…

After a mysterious 15 month, 469 day mission the X-37B space plane has returned. Touching down at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a cold Saturday night the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 2 (OTV-2) returned to Terra-firma.

When the X-37B was initially launched from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas rocket the mission was intended to last only 9 months. Not that any information was available on the original mission objectives. When the mission was extended for an unknown period, 6 months as it turns out, the rumour mill started churning at an even faster rate.

There are currently two X-37B’s in testing, OTV-1 and OTV-2, usually one is in the workshop while the other is in orbit.

The X-37B was originally designed as a portable toolbox for the space shuttle, with the dimensions designed to allow it to fit snugly in the shuttles pay load bay. When the shuttle was retired the X-37B stepped up to the mark.

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