CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The SpaceX Cargo Dragon undocked from the space station Tuesday morning and completed the splashdown off Florida’s west coast.
A day after the weather postponed the undocking, Dragon got the green light to undock around 9:05 a.m. Tuesday.
the location of the splashdown took place Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa’s coast.
This capsule is returning with 5,200 pounds of cargo and scientific experiments that include research on how long term microgravity affects the cardiovascular system and eyesight.
🐉 The upgraded @SpaceX cargo Dragon successfully undocked from the @Space_Station at 9:05am ET & is on its way back to Earth for splashdown on Jan. 13, west of Tampa off the coast of Florida. @ISS_Research will be delivered to researchers at @NASAKennedy: https://t.co/Dqltf5ME8X pic.twitter.com/esYxtUmBfH— NASA (@NASA) January 12, 2021
Back at the space station, the crew onboard is preparing for upcoming spacewalks planned for Jan. 19 and 25. Commander Mike Hopkins and pilot Victor Glover, who both flew aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon in November, will conduct both spacewalks. Among their tasks include updating high definition video and camera equipment.