|Dragon Returning to Earth
||[May. 30th, 2012|11:53 pm]
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