SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Returns From Space Station

SpaceX cargo spacecraft has come back to the Earth Planet from the International Space Station (ICC) after the second trip. The space dragon returned with over 1,860 kg of cargo from the Chinese’s first trip to the orbiting laboratory including the science samples collected from human and animal studies, biotechnology research, physical science studies and other educational activities. The spacecraft arrived from ISS on July 3 after spending several weeks on space.

The spacecraft touched down after five hours of leaving the space station, the trip marks the SpaceX’s 11th cargo re-supplying mission to the space for its client NASA, the space agency. The journey marks the first return trip made by a private spacecraft to and from space station.

The experimental cargo carried from space is intended to help in studying the impact of space radiation setting on DNA and the rate at which mutation changes. The experiments were carried out by Beijing Institute of Technology in China.

The data collected from the studies is rewarding and the experiments were conducted successfully as planned. According to Professor Deng Yulin, who is leading the Chinese space studies, the team would be heading to Florida to celebrate the milestone scheduled on Friday.

The collected data will proceed to NASA agency offices for further analysis. In the past the SpaceX dragon has transferred essential supplies and apparatus to the space station in early 2014.

NASA space station is the only sole laboratory station that supplies significant huge amounts of data to the Earth through various spacecrafts including the SpaceX crafts that operates numerous flights to the space.

The data samples are the primary initiative to be carried out by the Chinese experiment from space station under the 2015 agreement with NanoRanks US based company that provides commercial utilization services of the orbiting laboratory.

NanoRanks was paid over $200,000 to deliver the cargo to the space station, providing storage facilities for the samples and assisting in collecting data from the experiments. The scientists will utilize the data samples to perform further studies for better scientific findings.

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