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Dragon Departs Space Station

19 Sep 2017, 15:00 UTC
Dragon Departs Space Station
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NASA dixit:
“The SpaceX/Dragon cargo craft departed the International Space Station September 17, one month after delivering more than three tons of supplies and scientific experiments for the station’s residents. Expedition 53 Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency and station Commander Randy Bresnik used the Canadarm2 robotic arm to release Dragon after it was detached from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module. Dragon was scheduled to move to a safe distance away from the station for its engine to conduct a deorbit burn, enabling it to drop out of orbit for a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific southwest of Long Beach, California. Dragon was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center on August 14, arriving at the orbital outpost August 16.”
Video credit: NASA

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