NASA-TV has announced it will air the departure of SpaceX Dragon, a resupply spacecraft, as it leaves the International Space Station on Tuesday, August 27, the administration said.
SpaceX Dragon is filled with almost 2,700 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other carg
Robotic flight controllers at mission control in Houston will issue remote commands to release Dragon from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module using the station´s Canadarm2 robotic arm.
Dragon launched on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket July 25 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, and arrived at the space station two days later.
Some of the scientific investigations Dragon will return to Earth include: Bio-Mining in Microgravity, Mechanisms of Moss in Microgravity, Improving Tire Manufacturing from Orbit/
For more than 18 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station, advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space. A global endeavor, more than 230 people from 18 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,500 research investigations from researchers in 106 countries.