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Splashdown! SpaceX Dragon Capsule Returns to Earth

SpaceX posted this image of the Dragon cargo capsule, and wrote: "Dragon was released from station at 3:56am PT. Now conducting initial engine burns toward Earth!" Image released March 26, 2013.

SpaceX cargo ship

October 8, 2012

After suffering a thruster malfunction when it achieved orbit, SpaceX Corporation's unmanned Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, March 3, then returned to Earth on Tuesday, March 26.