• Question: is there anything suspicous in space ?

    Asked by sinead18 to Colin on 11 Nov 2014.
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      Colin Johnston answered on 11 Nov 2014:

      I don’t really get the question. Apart from dozens of admitted spy satellites the US, China and Russia all have a few satellites up there for unknown (to the public) reasons, presumably all for some kind of snooping mission.

      The American Air Force’s X-37, a tiny winged craft, is particular odd as it stays up for years at a time then comes back. What it does up there is unknown outside the Pentagon.