SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down after resupply mission to International Space Station

Part of SpaceX’s 27th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the space station

SpaceX cargo capsule undocks from International Space Station (NASA TV)

HOUSTON – A SpaceX cargo craft successfully splashed down after a resupply mission to the International Space Station on Saturday.

CRS-27, SpaceX’s 27th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the space station, launched from Kennedy Space Center in March as a ferry for 6,300 pounds of supplies that included scientific payloads, student-manufactured hardware and fresh foods such as cheeses and cherry tomatoes.

Separation was confirmed at 11:05 a.m. ET, according to mission managers at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

SpaceX posted on their social media accounts at 4:59 p.m. that “Splashdown of Dragon confirmed.”

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SpaceX said that once the capsule has been retrieved, the “critical science” onboard will be transported by helicopter to Kennedy Space Center and given to researchers.

Though NASA provided coverage of the undocking, the spacecraft’s descent and splashdown was not broadcast, the agency said.

See the procedure again in the media player below.

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