SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth

LOS ANGELES — A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples.

The Dragon cargo ship parachuted into the Pacific on Sunday off the Southern California coast. Astronauts set it free from the International Space Station 5½ hours earlier.

The Dragon flew to the space station a month ago from the same Florida launch pad used for NASA's Apollo moon shots. It took up more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and brought back just as much in completed experiments and used equipment.

NASA's other supplier, Orbital ATK, plans to launch its own supply ship Friday, also from Cape Canaveral, Florida. That one, however, burns up on re-entry.

The space station is home to one Frenchman, two Americans and three Russians.

___

Online:

NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Related News

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

Mar 14, 2017

Coral reefs, unique underwater ecosystems that sustain a quarter of the world's marine species and half a billion people, are dying on an unprecedented scale due to rising ocean temperatures

APNewsBreak: Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii

Mar 18, 2017

An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii

Typhoon leaves 1 dead, messes up Christmas in Philippines

Dec 26, 2016

A typhoon that spoiled Christmas Day in parts of the Philippines weakened slightly on Monday as it roared toward a congested region near the country's capital, officials said

You may also like these

SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed

Feb 22, 2017

A navigation error has forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station

Electric fans might may make seniors hotter in extreme heat

Sep 6, 2016

Using electric fans in extreme heat waves might make things worse for the elderly

Full moon, comet starring in night sky show this weekend

Feb 8, 2017

A full moon and comet share double billing in a special night sky show this weekend

Search

Recent Discovery will take you to the captivating developments in science, technology, and the universe around us. We deliver to you the latest news, theories, and developments in the world of science.

Contact us: sales@recentdiscovery.com

Trending News

ScienceAgricultural ScienceArchaeologyAstronomy Press