In another piece of space news, a mysterious US military shuttle returned from orbit at the weekend, after having been up there for about 15 months, without many people being aware of it! It’s an unmanned Boeing X-37B robotic vehicle and has a compact and appropriately rather sinister, drone-like appearance. And nobody outside the US military knows much more than that. What was it doing up in space for a whole year? Dunno. What was its payload? No idea. What sort of mission was this? Classified. And that’s about it, really.
Here’s an article which has a useful summary of recent space shuttle activity.