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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship released from space station, returns to Earth

Science & Military2018-01-14

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship has left the International Space Station (ISS) and is on its way back to Earth, according to NASA on Saturday, concluding the company’s 13th mission to the ISS. The CRS-13 supply ship detached from the ISS at 0958 GMT and is expected to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 1536 GMT before being retrieved by Space X. The ship carried early 4,100 pounds (about 1,860 kilograms) of cargo returning to Earth, including the experiment results. The Dragon cargo ship was launched on board a Falcon 9 rocket on December 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and reached the ISS two days later. This was NASA’s first use of a reused Falcon 9 rocket and only the second of a previously flown Dragon. (CGTN)

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship has left the International Space Station (ISS) and is on its way back to Earth, according to NASA on Saturday, concluding the company’s 13th mission to the ISS.

The CRS-13 supply ship detached from the ISS at 0958 GMT and is expected to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 1536 GMT before being retrieved by Space X.

The ship carried early 4,100 pounds (about 1,860 kilograms) of cargo returning to Earth, including the experiment results.

The Dragon cargo ship was launched on board a Falcon 9 rocket on December 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and reached the ISS two days later. This was NASA’s first use of a reused Falcon 9 rocket and only the second of a previously flown Dragon.

(CGTN)

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