New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

X-37B Mini Shuttle OTV-3 Lands at VAFB after 675 Days in Space

The US Air Force’s mini space shuttle, the X-37B, successfully landed October 17th at 16:24 UTC at Vandenberg Air Force Base after spending an incredible 675 days in orbit since it’s launch on December 11th 2012.

Whilst it is unknown what the X-37B does in orbit, this was the 3rd flight overall and the the first to reuse a frame, with this flight using the shuttle that flew the OTV-1 mission in 2010 which lasted 224 days.

The second flight which launched March 5th 2011 using a new spacecraft lasted 469 days after touching down at Vandenberg Air Force Base June 2012.

It is rumoured these space planes could be used to test communications, next generation spy sat technology, intelligence gathering or even deploying further payloads into orbit from the payload bay of the X-37B.

Source: US Air Force

Source: NASA Television

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