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Space plane landing at Kennedy Space Center likely source for mysterious sonic boom

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — We now know what likely caused the “sonic boom” that was heard by many Saturday morning at Florida’s Space Coast.


Boeing confirmed its X-37B autonomous orbital test vehicle landed at the Kennedy Space Center.

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It spent a record 908 days in orbit, after being launched for a sixth mission in May 2020.

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In total, the reusable space plane has flown over 1.3 billion miles.

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