SpaceX Dragon returning for a splashdown in Pacific with a load of cargo

A SpaceX Dragon Cargo spaceship will depart from the ISS on Saturday morning. The Dragon was launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral on April 2 and berthed to the station April 4th. The vehicle delivered over 2.5 mT of supplies, equipment, and science/technology experiments.

The vehicle is to land in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, bringing over 2 tons of cargo and science/tech experimental items: NASA Science to Return to Earth aboard SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft | NASA.

Updates on the return and recovery from the ocean will be posted at:


Speaking of SpaceX and NASA, the Everyday Astronaut discusses the question of whether the two organizations are competitors or partners: