SpaceX Dragon Departs Space Station after Delivering Slew of Science

A space-weathered  @SpaceX #Dragon looking great moments before release today.  Credit: NASA/Reid Wiseman

A space-weathered @SpaceX #Dragon looking great moments before release today – Oct. 25, 2014 . Credit: NASA/Reid Wiseman

Concluding a busy five week mission, the SpaceX Dragon CRS-4 commercial cargo ship departed the International Space Station (ISS) this morning, Oct. 25, after delivering a slew of some 2.5 tons of ground breaking science experiments and supplies that also inaugurated a new era in Earth science at the massive orbiting outpost.

Dragon was released from the snares of the station’s robotic arm at 9: 57 a.m. EDT while soaring some (…)
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