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SpaceX Dragon Leaves Space Station

With names likes SpaceX and Dragon, you’d think this mission to space would be a bit more exciting. The International Space Station released SpaceX’s robotic Dragon capsule Tuesday, launching a five-hour trip back to Earth. The Dragon, which is carrying more than a ton of cargo (biological samples, hardware, and trash), will crash in the Pacific, west of Baja California. There are twelve scheduled cargo runs, and this will be third round trip to the space station.

March 26, 2013 8:35 AM