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SPACEX’S DRAGON SUPPLY CARRIER WRAPS UP 10TH MISSION TO SPACE STATION

SPACEX’S DRAGON SUPPLY CARRIER WRAPS UP 10TH MISSION TO SPACE STATION SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft ended a four-week mission Sunday with a parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, returning from the International Space Station with more than 3,600 pounds of cargo, blood and urine samples, and specimens from a rodent research experiment aimed at helping patients with catastrophic bone injuries and osteoporosis. Flying northwest to southeast over the Pacific Ocean, the 12-foot-wide (3.7-meter) automated spaceship streaked through the upper atmosphere, its carbon ablative heat shield weathering temperatures up to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,650 degrees Celsius).   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Mar 21)

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