Dragon Separates from Second Stage

Cargo Dragon separates from the Falcon 9's second stage during CRS-21.
SpaceX’s upgraded cargo Dragon spacecraft separates from the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage, continuing it’s journey to the International Space Station for the company’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission on Dec. 6, 2020. Photo credit: NASA

The uncrewed cargo Dragon has separated from the Falcon 9 rocket’s second stage, as the spacecraft continues its journey to the International Space Station to deliver critical supplies, equipment, and material to support multiple science and research experiments that will take place aboard the space station.

Dragon is slated to arrive at the orbiting laboratory around 1:30 p.m. EST tomorrow, Dec. 7. It will autonomously dock to the station’s Harmony module – the first automated docking for a SpaceX cargo resupply mission – while NASA astronauts and Expedition 64 Flight Engineers Kate Rubins and Victor Glover monitor docking operations.

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