This morning’s landing of the Air Force’s second mini space shuttle at Vandenberg Air Force Base has been delayed.

Vandenberg officials were warning boaters and pilots to stay out of the area between 1:30 and 10 a.m. today due to an operation in the area.

However, today’s landing attempt has been postponed, according to sources.

There’s no word when the next attempt is planned.

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle is an unmanned autonomous reusable space plane with a 15-foot wingspan and a length of 29 feet.

The return to earth is expected to create a sonic boom that may be heard on parts of the Central Coast

Air Force officials have said the window for landing extends to June 18.

The vehicle has been in space since March 2011, hitching a ride aboard an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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