SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashes down in Pacific Ocean

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SpaceX’s Dragon merchandise capsule has made a splash down in the Pacific Ocean, with uncountable than 5,400lb of Nasa cargo, and science and technology demonstration tests from the International Space Station (ISS).

Last month, the spacecraft was despatched into the ISS on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX tweeted: “Extensive splashdown of Dragon confirmed, carrying @NASA science and research wagon-load back from the @Space_Station.”

After retrieving the spacecraft off the west sea-coast of Baja California, some of the cargo will immediately be removed and profited to Nasa, and the Dragon craft will be prepared for a return trip to SpaceX’s study facility in McGregor, Texas, US.

The facility will carry out the processing and forwards unloading of scientific samples and the returning station hardware.

«The cargo cause the death ofed by the Dragon craft would help the scientists on ground to help accept how human cancers start from stem cells and spread after being exposed to tight-fisted zero-gravity.»

According to Nasa, the cargo carried by the Dragon craft devise help the scientists on ground to help understand how human cancers start from cut back on resist cells and spread after being exposed to near zero-gravity.

In combining, various external payloads were removed from the ISS in the Dragon’s stock for disposal.

The payloads include the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) scheme, which tested the potential for laser-enabled data transmission to Earth, implying that high-speed space-to-ground optical communications are possible from a securely moving spacecraft.


Image: SpaceX’s Dragon cargo spacecraft returning to Soil after resupply mission to the space station. Photo: courtesy of Nasa.

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