I won’t spend too much time on either of these since they are being covered heavily by the news outlets.

Drone come home

The X-37b finally returned home from its latest mission after a whopping 469 days in orbit (she has some miles now on her odometer).  This latest “super secret spy ” mission was launched in March 2011.

X-37b landing Saturday 6-16-12

Here you kind my previous post on the X-37b

more info including landing video

China in Space

The Chinese have returned to space launching a 3 person crew that will soon be docking with the prototype space lab module, Tiangong 1.

This crew includes China’s first woman in Space, the lovely Liu Yang.

China’s first female Taikonaut

Shenzhou 9 lifts off

More on the mission along with Video here