Dragon cargo capsule successfully returns to Earth


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Capitalism in space: After a month docked to ISS SpaceX’s seventeenth Dragon cargo freighter successfully splashed down yesterday.

I think that makes eighteen successful splashdowns. While NASA keeps demanding SpaceX do more tests of its manned Dragon parachute system, which has been made even more robust than the cargo capsule in that it includes four chutes, not three, for greater redundancy, the company keeps demonstrating that they already know how to do this.

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2 comments

  • V-Man

    Well, the goal of the exercise is not to make the Crew Dragon safer, just delay it a little more. In that it’s been wildly successful.

  • pzatchok

    How long does it take the Dragon cargo take to get back from the ISS?

    If they could cut it back to less than 12 hours whats stopping someone from using it as an emergency escape module?

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