Now, as die-hard SF fans, we can form our own speculations about this project, can't we? So let's try:
- Equip it with a pressurized module, and it becomes a rescue craft for astronauts on the International Space Station. No more total dependance on the Russians.
- Give it enough fuel, and it can land on the Moon, paving the way for a new US presence. Baby-boomers have been waiting for at least three decades on this one.
- Is there another secret, manned US Air Force Space Station in orbit being resupplied by the X-37? Hmm, one wonders. Does International Rescue really exist? You can have lots of fun with that one!