After spending a month in the International Space Station, the SpaceX Dragon is scheduled to return to earth later today.
According to the official announcement, the spacecraft has departed the International Space Station earlier this morning and will land in the Pacific Ocean around 5:55 p.m eastern time.
The spacecraft was launched to the International Space Station last month. At the time, the Dragon was packed with 5,500 pounds of supplies for the ISS. In an official statement, NASA said, “Several critical experiments have wrapped up aboard the orbiting lab with the completed results and hardware being packed inside the Dragon. After the space freighter splashes down Monday, it will be towed to shore where the finalized research will be distributed to labs around the world for analysis.”
The latest mission is the sixth such carrier to complete multiple trips to the ISS. as the reusable spacecraft completed another mission back in 2017. The next cargo will launch on July 8.