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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth After Successful Mission to ISS

Congratulations SpaceX!

The SpaceX Dragon capsule experienced spashdown off the coast of Baja California. 27′ N 120′ W.  According to NASA, the landing was on target and recovery ships are working on retrieval.

This mission was a demonstration flight by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, as part of its contract with NASA to have private companies launch cargo safely to the International Space Station.

Visit the NASA website for details about the mission:

There will be a press conference with NASA and the SpaceX team on NASA TV at 11 AM PST

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

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SpaceX Dragon Launch Successful!

After several delays and aborted attempts, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was successfully launched this morning, marking the first commercial launch to the International Space Station.  The SpaceX mission will deliver a Dragon cargo capsule to the ISS.

Liftoff occurred at 3:44 EDT on May 22, 2012 from Cape Canaveral in Florida and the event was broadcast live online via NASA TV.  Learn more about the launch at the NASA website.

NASA – SpaceX Launches Falcon 9/Dragon on Historic Mission.

 

The Dragon capsule will deliver supplies, including food, clothing, and student experiments, to the ISS.  The 15 student designed experiments were conceived as part of the Student Space Flight Experiments Program (SSEP), a cooperative venture between the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) and NanoRacks LLC, a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiative.  To learn more about the SSEP program and the student experiments aboard the Dragon capsule, visit the NASA website.

SpaceX Dragon Transports Student Experiments to Space Station.

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