Dragon Makes a Splash

The Space X Dragon cargo ship splashes down.  Credit: NASA

The Space X Dragon cargo ship splashes down. Credit: NASA

There is a great video of the SpaceX Dragon leaving the space station, the video was done in a time lapse so the whole process is shown in 7.5 minutes. See it here.

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From NASA:

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:05 p.m. EDT Sunday, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples from the International Space Station.
A boat will carry the Dragon spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where it will be prepared for a return journey to SpaceX’s test facility in McGregor, Texas, for processing. Some cargo, including a freezer packed with research samples collected aboard the space station, will be removed at the port in California and returned to NASA within 48 hours.
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