Secret spaceship shakes residents with the sound barrier as it lands in Florida.

A secretive Space Force ship touched down in Cape Canaveral over the weekend – triggering a series of sonic booms and flashes that have left some locals fearful of everything from a meteor strike to a UFO.

The 30-foot-tall robotic military ship X-37B — which has gained fame for its covert missions as well as its ability to stay in orbit for an extended period — completed its final voyage at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday, according to the Space Force and USA Today. .

As the spacecraft headed east through Florida around 5 a.m. before landing, dozens of sonic booms were reported.

Some Central Florida residents said they felt their homes shake — and a few locals pointed out the possibility of a meteor or UFO.

“Fuck!…He was driving almost south to the Cape early this morning, when I saw I wonder what streaked through the sky. Meteor? UFO? Everyone on the road hit their brakes,” Twitter user wrote. “Twitter mini would know, lol, but I didn’t think it would be X-37.”

Another user wrote“No, there was no UFO!

“In case you heard that loud bang this morning in Central Florida (as I did), that might have been…,” he said, posting an article speculating that the bang came from the X-37B.

Explosions can be heard from Titusville to Kissimmee, according to Fox 29.

The X-37B has traveled 1.3 billion miles into space.
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USA Today said the tiny, unmanned spacecraft, which looks like a mini-shuttle, spent 908 days in orbit, or 118 days more than the previous record.

Boeing’s reusable spacecraft, now complete with its sixth mission, has traveled 1.3 billion miles over the course of 3,774 days in space. It has been orbiting the Earth on various flights since 2010.

While the primary missions of the X-37B are primarily classified, it also performs secondary missions that are made public, the outlet said.

The Military Space Force said in a statement that several NASA experiments were completed during the record-breaking mission.

This flight was the first of its kind to include a service module, or “a loop attached to the rear of the vehicle to expand the number of trials that can be placed during a mission.”

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The roaring landing of a spaceship early Saturday shook the homes of many Florida residents.
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According to the statement, one of the experiments, in collaboration with the Naval Research Laboratory’s Photovoltaic Radio Frequency Antenna Unit, “succeeded in harnessing solar radiation outside the Earth’s atmosphere and aimed at transmitting energy to Earth in the form of radio frequency microwave energy.”

Another NASA experiment looked at the effect of long-term space exposure on seeds to help produce space crops on future missions.

“The X-37B continues to push the boundaries of experimentation, enabled by elite government and industry team behind the scenes,” said Lt. Col. Joseph Fritchen, program manager in the Air Force’s Office of Rapid Capabilities, in a statement.

“The ability to conduct experiments in orbit and bring them home safely for in-depth analysis on the ground has proven valuable to Air Force management and the scientific community. The addition of the service module on the OTV-6 has allowed us to host more experiments than ever before.”


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