WATCH: SpaceX Dragon Returning From Space Station With NASA Cargo

Posted Oct 29, 2012

In the video below, you will see a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Dragon spacecraft splashing down in the Pacific Ocean around 3:22PM yesterday a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico.  The splashdown is part of a milestone where the first cargo delivery flight contracted by NASA to resupply the International Space Station successfully ended.  The Dragon capsule will be taken on a boat to a port near Los Angeles where it will be prepared for a return journey to SpaceX’s test facility in McGregor, Texas for processing.  The cargo contains 1,673 pounds of cargo including 866 pounds of scientific research.  NASA and their international partners have not been able to return considerable amounts of research and samples of research since the space shuttle.  Check out the video below: