The Dragon capsule was released robotically from the space station Jan. 13 at 6:33 p.m. EST (2333 GMT), with NASA astronaut Anne McClain monitoring the procedure from inside the space station's cupola.
The capsule's release was originally scheduled for Jan. 10, then for about 3 hours earlier in the day Jan. 13th. Both delays were caused by bad weather at Dragon's splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean. The capsule carries materials from science experiments that need to be analyzed sooner rather than later, according to NASA.
"The commercial cargo vessel is taking home a variety of critical space research that will immediately be picked up by NASA engineers and distributed to scientists across the nation," one NASA statement about the cargo return said. "Station hardware will also be extracted for analysis, refurbishment or discarding." . 📸: NASA
The Proton-M rocket was launched on July 2, 2013 and exploded shortly after liftoff. An investigation into the failure revealed that a sensor for telemetry and avionics had been installed upside down. ⠀
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Am Wochenende wurde bekannt, dass beim Unternehmen SpaceX mehr als 6.000 Stellen gestrichen werden. Am Sonntag präsentierte das Unternehmen seinen Prototyp Starship Hopper für den zukünftigen Weltraumtourismus, während am 6.2.2018 der erste Tesla ins All geschossen wurde. Besser läuft es für Elon Musks Boring Company, die zahlreiche neue Stellen besetzen muss. #tesla#spacex#boringcompany#unternehmen#usa#elonmusk#falconheavy#rocket#usa#teslaroadster
Dragon returned home last night after its five-week stay at the @iss , completing SpaceX’s sixteenth flight to and from the orbiting laboratory. The ISS badge signifies this Dragon’s previous trip to the station in 2017.
📸: SpaceX (1-13-18)
Another instalment to our ongoing weekly UI project.
Week 2 - We created a landing page/animation for @spacex
We decided to focus on the Falcon Heavy rocket. This project took various twists and turns throughout the week and went from an information heavy landing page to a more animation focused project.
The link is in our bio!