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Dragon Returning to Earth [May. 30th, 2012|11:53 pm]
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The SpaceX Dragon capsule hatch has been sealed. In the next few hours they will unberth it, using the robotic arm for basically the reverse of the capture sequence.

It will make a few orbits and then perform a deorbit burn to re-enter the atmosphere. The capsule is due to splashdown at approximately 8:44 AM Pacific/11:44 AM Eastern on Thursday, May 31st.


Inside of Dragon:


Astronaut Petit's comments on the photo:
"Inside of the Dragon module. Beautiful. Spacious, Modern. Blue LEDs. Feels a bit like a sci-fi filmset. Of course it is from Los Angeles."

Astronauts can have senses of humor too. :D
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[User Picture]From: vikkymouse
2012-05-31 07:51 am (UTC)
This is one of the moments I'm glad to be alive to see. This is going to change everything, and in 15 years I really think space travel is going to be completely different then it has been for the last 40.
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2012-05-31 02:36 pm (UTC)
Love it, love everything about it.... except the blue LEDs.
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[User Picture]From: sabercat
2012-05-31 03:43 pm (UTC)

Needs some

Transporter Pads and a Warp Chamber.
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