Tags: SpaceX | Dragon | NASA

SpaceX Capsule Returns Space Station Science to Earth

Image: SpaceX Capsule Returns Space Station Science to Earth
In this frame grab taken from NASA Television, a SpaceX Dragon capsule separates from a robotic arm of the International Space Station en route back to Earth with a load of science experiments and gear from the space station, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (NASA via AP)

Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 08:22 AM

A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples.

The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the International Space Station 5½ hours earlier.

The Dragon flew to the space station a month ago from the same Florida launch pad used for NASA's Apollo moon shots. It took up more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and brought back just as much in completed experiments and used equipment.

NASA's other supplier, Orbital ATK, plans to launch its own supply ship Friday, also from Cape Canaveral, Florida. That one, however, burns up on re-entry.

The space station is home to one Frenchman, two Americans and three Russians.

Online:

© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples.The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast.
SpaceX, Dragon, NASA
125
2017-22-22
Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 08:22 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved