Successful Homecoming for SpaceX Dragon after month-long ISS Mission

The SpaceX Dragon SpX-9 spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Friday and parachuted to a safe splashdown in the Pacific Ocean after dropping over two metric tons of cargo off at ISS and picking up over one ton of return items, eagerly awaited by scientists and engineers.

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ISS Robots position International Docking Adapter for Friday Installation Spacewalk

The International Space Station’s robotic duo was in action throughout Wednesday night and on Thursday to pre-position an critical docking adapter to be installed during a spacewalk on Friday to give ISS a new parking spot to be utilized by Commercial Crew vehicles to dock at the orbiting outpost.

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Commercial Crew Docking Adapter to be installed on ISS via complex Robotics & Spacewalk

A critical docking adapter installation is on tap aboard the International Space Station this week with ambitious task outline split between robotic work completed remotely from the ground and a spacewalk to be carried out on Friday by Station Commander Jeff Williams and Flight Engineer Kate Rubins.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts Dragon to Orbit, flies First Stage back to Florida for Powered Landing

It was a spectacle with two acts at Florida’s Space Coast Sunday night when SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lit up the night skies twice, first when thundering into orbit with the Dragon SpX-9 cargo ship and again when the rocket’s first stage fell back toward a powered landing on a flat pad south of the launch site.

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Dragon Spacecraft makes triumphant Return to ISS after flawless Rendezvous

The SpaceX Dragon returned to the International Space Station on Sunday after a flawless rendezvous to mark the arrival of over three metric tons of cargo at ISS including a new, temporary module. It was the first Dragon to arrive at ISS after an eight-month gap following the loss of the Dragon SpX-7 capsule last June in a Falcon 9 launch failure.

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