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SpaceX’s upgraded Cargo Dragon makes its first meltdown in the Atlantic.



The spacecraft returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, making its first splash off the coast of Florida.

The Dragon CRS-21 mission, cargo in SpaceX’s 21st space station for NASA, launched on December 6, 2020, weighing 6,400 pounds, supplies and science equipment (2,903 kilograms) for the Expedition 64’s seven-person crew after a one-day delay. Due to bad weather in the splash zone, the upgraded spacecraft will automatically take off from the space station for the first time Tuesday (Jan. 12) and splash down west of Tampa approximately 35 hours later, at 20: 26 p.m. EST on Wednesday Jan. 13 (0126 Jan. 14 GMT).


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