Holy Sonic Boom, Batman!
When NASA’s shuttle Endeavour landed in Florida Wednesday June 1 to end its last-ever trip into space, the orbiter also apparently doubled as a crime-fighting machine.
As Endeavour re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and glided toward the runway at Kennedy Space Center at a blistering pace, the orbiter heralded its arrival with two sonic booms — a trademark of all shuttle landings. The shuttle’s sonorous notes woke up a Florida woman who then witnessed two men inside her car in her driveway and called the police, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.
- Space shuttle sonic boom foils car theft (cbsnews.com)
- Space Shuttle Sonic Booms Lead to Arrests in Burglary Spree (space.com)
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