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SpaceX launches secret spaceplane

SpaceX entered the world of classified space flights today as it launched the Orbital Test Vehicle 5 (OTV-5) mission atop a Falcon 9 booster from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The dramatic launch carrying the secret US Air Force X-37B spaceplane came at 10:00 am EDT, as mission control raced against the threat of the advancing hurricane Irma.
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