SpaceX Cargo Dragon Capsule Undocks from ISS Written 13 January 2021


SpaceX Dragon separating from ISS. | NASA TV

SPACE reports that at 9:05 a.m EST Tuesday, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule conducted “its first-ever autonomous undocking from” the ISS. It “will take about 36 hours for the SpaceX Dragon to return to Earth. The spacecraft is expected to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday (Jan. 13), though NASA and SpaceX will not broadcast the splashdown live.” NASA said in a statement, “Dragon will conduct a deorbit burn at 7:37 p.m. EST to begin its re-entry sequence into Earth’s atmosphere. Dragon is expected to splash down west of Tampa off the Florida coast about 8:27 p.m. EST.”
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