The ISS released and sent off SpaceX’s Dragon capsule back to earth splashing down successfully in the Pacific Ocean.
The Dragon capsule originally carried supplies to the International Space Station.(See Video Below)
Dragon is a free-flying spacecraft designed to deliver both cargo and people to orbiting destinations. Dragon made history in 2012 when it became the first commercial spacecraft in history to deliver cargo to the International Space Station and safely return cargo to Earth, a feat previously achieved only by governments.
It is the only spacecraft currently flying that is capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth. Currently Dragon carries cargo to space, but it was designed from the beginning to carry humans.
Under an agreement with NASA, SpaceX is now developing the refinements that will enable Dragon to fly crew. Dragon’s first manned test flight is expected to take place in 2-3 years.
In this video you will see the full process of the Dragon Capsule’s voyage back to Earth.