Monday, March 20, 2017
SpaceX Returns Dragon, And NASA Cargo, To Earth
SpaceX, the Los Angeles-based spacecraft and rocket developer led by Elon Musk, successfully returned a SpaceX Dragon capsule to earth on Sunday, full of 5,400 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon departed the ISS at 5:11 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 19th, and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 7:52 a.m. PT. SpaceX says it is now transporting the Dragon to NASA. SpaceX typically returns those capsules through Long Beach. The SpaceX Dragon had been at the ISS for a month, after a successful launch in February.