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MISSION/STUDY INFORMATION

Mission or Study ID:   SpaceX_11
Program:
International Space Station (ISS)
Spacecraft/Location:
Dragon
Launch/Start Date:
06/03/2017
Landing/End Date:
07/03/2017
Duration:
30 days

Description

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon spacecraft onboard, launched from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Saturday, June 3, 2017. Dragon carried almost 6,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies and hardware to the International Space Station in support of the Expedition 52 and 53 crew members. The unpressurized trunk of the spacecraft also transported solar panels, tools for Earth-observation and equipment to study neutron stars.

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returned on Monday, July 3. It splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, west of Baja California, with more than 4,100 pounds of NASA cargo, and science and technology demonstration samples from the International Space Station.

The Dragon spacecraft was taken by ship to Long Beach, where some cargo was removed immediately for return to NASA. Dragon was prepared for a return trip to SpaceX's test facility in McGregor, Texas, for final processing.