CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — After nearly two years in space, a U.S. military spacecraft came home with a boom over the weekend at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.READ MORE: COVID In Florida: 5,520 New Cases, 9 Deaths Reported On Sunday
The unmanned X37B, which was launched in May 2015, landed Sunday morning.
The 29-foot-long spacecraft, which spent 719 days in orbit, caused a sonic boom on its return that rattled central Florida and could be heard as far away as Tampa and Fort Myers.READ MORE: Former President Trump Targets McConnell, Pence During Speech To GOP Donors
It’s the spacecraft’s first landing in Florida. Previous X37B missions have landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
In a statement, officials said the X37B spacecraft is “an experimental test program to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force.” Another mission is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral later this year.MORE NEWS: ‘Work Gyms’ Helping Remote Employees Be More Productive
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