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ISS crew closes hatch on SpaceX Crew Dragon, prepping unmanned capsule for return to Earth

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By ITN News Editor March 8, 2019 13:23

ISS crew closes hatch on SpaceX Crew Dragon, prepping unmanned capsule for return to Earth

Crew members on board the International Space Station closed the hatch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, prepping the unmanned capsule for its journey back to Earth.

The capsule’s voyage marks a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA’s long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year.

The 4.9 meter capsule docked at the space station after lifting off a day earlier from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center atop a Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a test dummy nicknamed Ripley.

During its five-day stay, U.S. astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques ran tests and inspected Crew Dragon’s cabin.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 8, 2019 13:23

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