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The Air Force's X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 lands at NASA 's Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility May 7, 2017. Managed by the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, the X-37B program is the newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft that performs risk reduction, experimentation and concept of operations development for reusable space vehicle technologies. (Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs)

The Air Force's unmanned space plane landed in Florida and people woke up to a sonic boom


Nothing says rise and shine quite like a sonic boom, right? 

Well, the Air Force's unmanned X37B space plane successfully landed at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sunday morning. But the 29-foot-long aircraft's landing caused a sonic boom that was heard as far away as Tampa and Fort Myers. 

"Thought somebody crashed into my garage ... It was just a sonic boom ... Thanks @NASA for the scare!" one person said on Twitter.

Before making its first landing in Florida, the military's newest and most advanced re-entry spacecraft spent 718 days in orbit. 

"We are incredibly pleased with the performance of the space vehicle and are excited about the data gathered to support the scientific and space communities," Lt. Col. Ron Fehlen, the X37B program manager, said in a statement. "We are extremely proud of the dedication and hard work by the entire team."

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Another mission is scheduled to launch later in 2017.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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