Thursday, May 31, 2012

SpaceX Dragon Supply Ship Returns Home

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Splashes Down In Pacific Ocean -- Christian Science Monitor

The SpaceX Dragon capsule, a privately owned spacecraft, returned to Earth Thursday from the International Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon supply ship returned to Earth on Thursday, ending its revolutionary nine-day voyage to the International Space Station with an old-fashioned splashdown in the Pacific.

The unmanned capsule parachuted into the ocean about 500 miles off Mexico's Baja California, bringing back more than a half-ton of old station equipment. It was the first time since the space shuttles stopped flying last summer that NASA got back a big load from the orbiting lab.

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More News On The Return Of The SpaceX Dragon Supply Ship

SpaceX capsule returns to Earth, ends historic trip to space station with Pacific splashdown -- Washington Post/AP
SpaceX showered with praise for success of Dragon mission -- MSNBC/Space
SpaceX Dragon Landing Caps "Grand Slam" Mission to Space Station -- National Geographic
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth, ends historic trip -- AP
SpaceX Dragon Successfully Splashes Down in Pacific -- Autopia
In a new space race, the Dragon, and Musk, have landed -- L.A. Times
SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth -- ABC News

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