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 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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