Comments about technological history, system fractures, and human resilience from James R. Chiles, the author of Inviting Disaster: Lessons from the Edge of Technology (HarperBusiness 2001; paperback 2002) and The God Machine: From Boomerangs to Black Hawks, the Story of the Helicopter (Random House, 2007, paperback 2008)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hunt for MH370: Time to put the X-37B to work

This would be a great time for the USAF to equip, launch, and employ the fast-reaction X-37B military spaceplane, an unmanned mini-shuttle that has already been up in orbit for extended-duration missions.

Yes, it's super-secret but it could pay its way.

It's likely that it can carry radar that would be well suited for detecting floating metal objects in the Indian Ocean if launched on a polar orbit.

My original post on this very cool craft is here.

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