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Dragon Space Cargo Capsule Departs ISS

Quick Facts About The Dragon Space Cargo Capsule

  • Space-X Dragon spacecraft is bringing back significant amount of old space station equipment and science samples
  • Bell-shaped capsule parachutes back to Earth in fiery style reminiscent of NASA's old Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft
  • Landing location controlled by thrusters during re-entry process
  • Targeted to land in the Pacific Ocean, west of Southern California
  • If all goes well, the next Dragon supply mission will be slated for September