Thursday, 31 May 2012

SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, was brimming with pride after the Dragon successfully touched down in the Pacific on Thursday. SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft successfully departed the International Space Station at 4:07am ET and began its gentle descent into the atmosphere soon.By ANDY PASZTOR SpaceX's Dragon capsule has undocked from the International Space Station and is beginning its reentry to Earth later Thursday. Andy Pasztor has details on The News Hub. Photo: Reuters The first private spacecraft to visit the ..SpaceX announced its first commercial contract Tuesday to launch a heavy-lift rocket still in development. The Falcon Heavy will launch an Intelsat communications satellite to geosynchronous orbit, according to a news release.Two-time gold medalist swimmer Rebecca Adlington will take a Twitter timeout during this summer’s Olympics in London. Why? Because of trolls who send vile comments about her The first private spacecraft to visit the International Space Station made a dramatic return home to a precise splashdown in

the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast.
Guided by a trio of 116-feet diameter parachutes after a searing re-entry through the atmosphere, the safe descent of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s unmanned Dragon capsule capped a historic nine-day voyage.

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