Yes, the USAF X-37 space mission has launched. Go Atlas, go Centaur, go X-37.
Speaking of the shuttle, lost in the noise is the fact that the space shuttle Atlantis has been rolled out for its last scheduled mission.
Lotsa link action and much of it is focused on the fact no one in the Air Force is talking about the payload itself. If it had been a NASA mission to track algae blooms in the south China sea, interest would be nil. As for me, I can neither confirm nor deny the presence of large red algae blooms in the south China sea.
From the mighty Spaceflight Now.
From the always interesting In From the Cold.
From the Daily Mail (checkout the unretouched photo of Kate Moss while you’re there).
For some program background, how about Aviation Week?