Dragon mission ends with splashdown in Pacific Ocean | Spaceflight Now


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Packed with refrigerated science samples, spacesuit hardware and other gear from the International Space Station, a commercial Dragon cargo craft owned and operated by SpaceX concluded a 30-day mission Sunday with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Sunday’s departure was the first time a spacecraft had been released from the station’s robotic arm with only one U.S. astronaut present on the outpost.

Russ Roberts‘s insight:

A spacecraft owned and operated by SpaceX successfully ended a month-long mission to the International Space Station with a near-perfect splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on  Sunday.  So far, SpaceX has done well in its first few missions.  Let’s hope their good fortune continues.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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