SpaceX Cargo Dragon Undocks from ISS Written 9 July 2021
SPACE reports that at 10:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, SpaceX’s CRS-22 Cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station’s Harmony module. NASA officials said that the spacecraft is expected to land off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Experiments from the cargo spacecraft “will be sent back to NASA’s Space Station Processing Facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to minimize the effects of gravity on the samples,” according to a NASA press release. The ship, “carrying 5,000 lbs. (roughly 2,265 kilograms) of equipment, experiments and other things, was supposed to depart the station on Tuesday (July 6) and then Wednesday (July 7), but continued high winds and dangerous conditions from” Tropical Storm Elsa caused the undocking to be delayed.
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