Astronomers and UFO enthusiasts have been speculating that many of the sightings of supposed unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAPs) across the skies in the United States are actually vehicles that are part of a secret military space force.
Most alarming in these UFO sightings has been the appearance of snake-like UFOs and other UAPs that don’t fit the mold of known aerial crafts.
Many UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists believe these UFOs are actually secretive aircrafts that are being tested for that would give the US six military branches.
The US Space Force (USSF) is the US Armed Forces’ proposed space warfare service branch would be created with the intention of having power over military space operations.
Currently, some of these duties are controlled by the U.S. Air Force and the US space command in the U.S. Army.
The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space coordinator and co-founder, Bruce Gagnon, believes the US may have already created new types of space force aircraft that are being funded by black budgets in order to keep the development of new and advanced technologies highly classified, which is not possible when projects go through traditional routes that entail congressional oversight.
Some of the speculation over these UFO sightings seems to have been confirmed yesterday as the US Air Force’s X-37B space plane landed back on Earth on Sunday, October 27, 2019, after spending 780 days in orbit.
The just over two-year mission represents the longest in the military test program’s mysterious history.
The X-37B space plane operates without a crew, and is similar to a smaller version of the space shuttle in appearance. The X-37B space plane is roughly 29 feet in length and 9.5 feet in height, while its wingspan is nearly 15 feet.
This mission was not the first of its type, and is actually the fifth X-37B space plane that has been launched into orbit over the past decade. Each successive launch spent more time in space, with this latest being the longest.
According to the Air Force, the plane conducted in-orbit experiments that were brought back to earth for examination. However, what these experiments consisted of is a highly guarded secret.
The Air Force would only reveal that the program “performs risk reduction, experimentation, and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies.”
However, the Air Force did give a few other hints, revealing that the mission conducted experiments for its Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
According to the US Air Force website, the AFRL develops “warfighting technologies” for the air, space and cyberspace sectors. One thing in this arena that is known is that the military branch is developing laser weapons for eventual mounting onto aircraft.
It’s also known that the X-37B was designed for testing new navigation systems, as well as methods for reentering Earth’s atmosphere and landing safely.
To that end, previous missions tested thermal protection systems, reusable insulation, autonomous orbital flight, and navigation technologies, according to the Air Force.
Still, one wonders if other military branches also have similar secret projects. The United States Space Command is a unified combatant command of the United States Department of Defense.
This military branch was originally created in September of 1985 to coordinate the use of outer space by the United States Armed Forces. It ran from September 1985-October 2002.
However, President Donald Trump had it reactivated on August 29, 2019. Currently, the commander is General John W. “Jay” Raymond.
Reportedly, this branch will take over some of the space-related duties and missions now operated by the US Air Force.
There is also the 1st Space Brigade, which is the only space brigade in the U.S. Army.