Private Dragon spacecraft successfully returned to Earth from the International space station. The apparatus splashed down in the Pacific ocean 250 km South-West of the metropolis of long beach in California.
According to the official Twitter of NASA, the space truck Dragon, owned by the company SpaceX, has returned to Earth, bringing with ISS about 1.5 tons of baggage, even live round worms, in orbit over which passed a series of experiments. The capsule from the waters of long beach will take a specialized vessel.
The ship was present in orbit for more than a month. Rocket, the Falcon 9 was launched on 14 April and 2 days later the Dragon docked with the ISS. The device is delivered to the space station materials for scientific experiments and supplies for the crew. The task for the vessel 6, the seventh is scheduled for June 26, 2015. Just contact with NASA anticipates 12 flights.
Created SpaceX spacecraft is considered to be currently the only one capable of returning cargo from the ISS to Earth. This time he brought the round worms, as well as samples of bone tissue, in which researchers study the influence of space flight on living organisms. In addition, according to NASA, the Earth will return data from research spherical SpinSat satellite.
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