Sonic Booms Heard In Florida After Secret Spaceplane Returns To Earth

Technicians in self-contained atmospheric protective ensemble suits conduct initial checks on the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 1 after its landing Dec. 3, 2010, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The X-37B conducted on-orbit experiments for more than 220 days during its maiden voyage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Stonecypher) (Photo by DoD/Corbis via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Central Florida residents reported hearing several sonic booms and seeing a series of flashes on Saturday, leading several to come up with their best guesses of what had caused such an event, ranging from a meteor strike to a UFO.
  • However, the sonic booms originated from a secret Space Force spaceship that landed at Cape Canaveral after its most recent trip to outer space.
  • The 30-foot-long X-37B military ship landed at around 5 a.m. in Central Florida, creating dozens of sonic booms before it landed. The booms could be heard up to 60 miles away from the landing site, according to Fox 29.

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