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: Parkland School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre On Wednesday
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: Miami-Dade AT&T Call Center Evacuated After Bomb Threat
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: Florida Lawyer Who Represented George Zimmerman In Trayvon Martin Case Arrested
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