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Watch SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship depart the ISS (raw footage)

Image Credit: Elon Musk/Twitter

In this grainy video filmed by NASA, we can see SpaceX’s ‘Dragon’ cargo ship depart the International Space Station.

SpaceX’s cargo ship returned to earth yesterday following a one-month stay at the ISS. This trip marks SpaceX’s fourth time visiting the ISS, and its third time delivering cargo.

SpaceX shares that it “delivered nearly 5,000 pounds of cargo during this mission—including critical space station equipment and over 150 science experiments.”

While SpaceX has not yet provided video footage of Dragon returning to earth this time around, the company released this photo of the ship splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.

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SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of making life multiplanetary. In ... read more »

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4 comments
Ganesh Devan
Ganesh Devan

Umm….this did not "blow my mind". Way to overhype a story VB. Not going to listen next time.

Bert Bertrand
Bert Bertrand

I worked in prox ops for years. Prox ops is very cool. But dont ever expect a layman to have their "mind blown" by such slow relative motion. Lol...

Xavier Padilla
Xavier Padilla

@Babu Ranganathan  Good for you Babu! :) Congrats!