By: IANS | Washington |
Published: January 14, 2018 2:21 pm


SpaceX Dragon capsule returns to earth from the International Space Station. (Image credit: NASA)

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space. Dragon splashed down successfully about 10:37 a.m. EST (1537 GMT) west of Baja California, completing the second resupply mission to and from the International Space Station (ISS) with a commercial spacecraft, SpaceX said via Twitter, Xinhua reported.

It carried approximately 4,100 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the ISS. The spacecraft departed from the ISS at 4.58 a.m., after they used the robotic Canadarm2 to detach Dragon from the Harmony module of the orbiting lab.

After Dragon was released from ISS and its thrusters transported it a…

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