Splashdown! SpaceX's Dragon Returns to Earth from Space Station

December 19, 2017 – 10:01 am
SpaceX Dragon spashes down But the California-based company isn't the only organization that holds a resupply contract with NASA. The space agency also has a $1.9 billion deal with Orbital Sciences Corp. to fly eight missions to the orbiting outpost using the Cygnus spacecraft and its Antares rocket. Orbital Sciences is scheduled to launch its second cargo run to the station at the beginning of June.

At the moment, the space station plays host to an international trio of spaceflyers. NASA's Steve Swanson and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev will man the orbiting outpost until a new crew of three launches to space on May 28.

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