SpaceX Dragon Resupply Ship Splashes Down, Returning Critical Science to Earth

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The sun’s glint beams across the Solomon Sea revealing the cloud-covered Solomon Islands as the International Space Station orbited 259 miles above on January 8, 2023. Credit: NASA

SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 5:19 a.m. EST Wednesday, January 11, north of Cape Canaveral off the Florida coast, marking the return of the company’s 26th contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA. The spacecraft carried approximately 4,400 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo back to Earth.

The Full Moon is pictured from the International Space Station along with a portion the SpaceX Dragon Endurance crew ship while orbiting 264 miles above southern Brazil on January 6, 2023. Credit: NASA

Some of the scientific investigations returned by Dragon include:

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is pictured departing the vicinity of the space station following its undocking from the Harmony module’s space-facing port. Credit: NASA

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