• Dragon returns to Earth

    Date:30 October 2012 Tags:, , , ,

    The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 9:22 pm GMT+2 (3:22 pm EDT) on Sunday, 28 October, about 400 km off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful conclusion to the first contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station.

    Dragon delivered more than 360 kg of supplies to the Expedition 33 crew and returned more than 725 kg of cargo and research to Earth. The Dragon capsule will now be prepared for a return journey to SpaceX’s test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing.

    Watch as Dragon splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

    Video and image credit: SpaceX

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