SpaceX Dragon Departure Slips to Monday

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SpaceX Dragon

The SpaceX Dragon was pictured May 31, 2012, moments before its release from the grip of the Canadarm2 and its departure from the space station.

Due to a forecast of unacceptable sea states in the Pacific Ocean in the prime opportunity splashdown zone, SpaceX and NASA have elected to delay the return of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft to Monday, July 3. The splashdown zone for Monday has an acceptable weather forecast and is closer to port in Long Beach, California. Splashdown is expected around 260 miles southwest of the California coast.

NASA TV coverage of the departure of Dragon Monday, July 3 will begin at 2:00 a.m. EDT for a release at 2:28 a.m.

3 thoughts on “SpaceX Dragon Departure Slips to Monday

  1. sahil jangid

    Ooohh really its’s a great news “SpaceX Dragon Departure Slips to Monday” for me. Due to a forecast of unacceptable sea states in the Pacific Ocean it makes delays his journey but happy because finally it depature on monday

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