SpaceX's Dragon capsule on its way back to Earth

Splashdown set sometime after noon

POSTED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 10:18am
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:34pm

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has successfully detached from the International Space Station and is now headed for Earth, and eventually to McGregor where SpaceX first tested the cargo ship.

The capsule first linked up with the ISS on March 3 with about 1,200 pounds of supplies.

Today, the capsule will return with about 2,700 pounds of equipment.

The Dragon capsule separated from the space station at 5:56 a.m. and is expected to splashdown sometime after noon.

This is just the second of 12 contracted cargo runs SpaceX will carry out for NASA.

SpaceX’s testing facility is McGregor.

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