Thursday, May 31, 2012

Space X Dragon Capsule Successfully Returns to Earth

The people at Space X should be proud of their accomplishment. From Cosmic Log:

SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule parachuted to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean today, ending the first-ever commercial mission to the International Space Station.

The 19-foot-long (6-meter-long), gumdrop-shaped Dragon made history last week as the first U.S. craft to reach the orbital station since last year's retirement of the space shuttle fleet, and it made history today as the first commercial craft to return a shipment from orbit.

The billionare founder of California-based SpaceX, Elon Musk, reported the Dragon's return in a Twitter tweet: "Splashdown successful!!"

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