SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-4 Departs ISS for Re-Entry back to Earth


SpaceX’s CRS-4 Dragon Spacecraft which has spent just over a month at the International Space Station was removed in what is called ‘unberthing’ from it’s docking port by the Robotic Arm stationed on the outside of the complex today, October 25th. The arm was stretched out and Dragon released for it to fly away via it’s thrusters. Dragon will continue to depart the vicinity of the ISS before performing a re-entry deorbit burn which will slow the craft down enough to fall into Earth’s atmosphere. Dragon is scheduled to make a landing in the Pacific Ocean at 19:39 UTC.

Dragon carried 2215kg of cargo and supplies to the International Space Station including the worlds first 3D printer in Space.

Source: NASA Television



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