Station Releases Dragon for Pacific Ocean Splashdown

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was released from the International Space Station’s robotic arm at 9:57 a.m. EDT. The capsule will begin a series of departure burns and maneuvers to move beyond the 656-foot (200-meter) “keep out sphere” around the station and begin its return trip to Earth. The capsule is currently scheduled to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 3:39 p.m., about 265 miles west of the Baja peninsula.

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3 thoughts on “Station Releases Dragon for Pacific Ocean Splashdown”

  1. It’s absolutely amazing at the advances we have made in space. A robotic arm releasing a space capsule for a couple of trips then re entry into earths atmosphere. Sounds like something out of a movie. Wow.

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