A SpaceX-built cargo ship has landed in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday after delivering nearly 5,000 pounds of experiments and supplies to the International Space Station, Military Times reported Sunday.
James Dean writes that SpaceX’s Dragon unmanned capsule left the ISS at 9:26 a.m. Eastern time and then came down approximately 300 miles off the Baja California’s west coast five hours later.
NASA astronaut Steve Swanson used a robotic arm to remotely pull the Dragon from the station’s Harmony node in order to release the capsule into space, according to Dean’s report.
The Dragon lifted off April 18 from Cape Canaveral, reached the space station April 20 and returned home Sunday with 3,564 pounds of cargo.
It was SpaceX’s third cargo resupply mission under a potential $1.6 billion contract with NASA.