Dragon Splashes Down in the Pacific After Two Orbits

Artists conception of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft in orbit

@SpaceXer reports that Dragon has successfully re-entered the atmosphere.

Drogue chutes have deployed to slow the capsule down.

@SpaceXer: “THREE MAIN PARACHUTES DEPLOYED!!!!”

@SpaceXer: “SPLASHDOWN!!!”

@SpaceXer: “Splashdown on target. Mission is a success!”

@SpaceXer:  “Recovery crew has put the floats on the Dragon already.”

Looks like a highly successful mission.

Wow! A MASSIVE step forward. Congratulations to SpaceX!!

The first commercial company to re-enter a vehicle from space. And a major milestone in NASA’s COTS program to provide commercial cargo delivery to the International Space Station.

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