1st LD Writethru: NASA's cargo spacecraft back down to earth with heavy payload
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday after nearly four weeks in space.
Dragon splashed down successfully about 10:37 a.m. EST (1537 GMT) west of Baja California, completing the second resupply mission to and from the International Space Station (ISS) with a commercial spacecraft, SpaceX said via Twitter.
It carried approximately 4,100 pounds of NASA cargo, science and technology demonstration samples from the ISS.