SpX CRS-10 Returns to Earth, Mar 2017
19-Mar-2017 through 19-Mar-2017The SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)-10 or SpX-10 mission will come to an end on March 19, 2017.
The SpX-10 Dragon spacecraft will be released from the International Space Station (ISS) at 5:11 am ET. NASA TV coverage begins at 4:45 am ET. It arrived at the ISS on Feb 23, following its launch on Feb. 19, delivering about 5,500 pounds of cargo. NASA TV will not cover the splashdown.
After departing the ISS, the spacecraft will fire its thrusters to return to Earth, splashing down in the Pacific Ocean at approximately 10:54 am (the time zone was not specified, but presumably is ET since the rest of the times in NASA's press release are expressed in ET). It is returning 5,400 pounds of cargo: science samples from human and animal (rodent) research, external payloads (mounted on the outside of ISS and later recovered for return to Earth), biology and biotechnology studies, physical science investigations and education activities.