Tomorrow marks the end of SpaceX’s first mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will be detached from the station early Thursday morning and is expected to splashdown in the eastern Pacific less than six hours later. It’s been eight days since SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket, boosting the company’s Dragon spacecraft into low earth orbit. On Friday, Dragon became the first privately operated spacecraft to attach to the ISS as part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation System program.

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    Tomorrow marks the end of SpaceX’s first mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will be...
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    I just love this stuff. The disruption of space travel and space industry!
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    and the future begins ;p
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    Hmmm Seems Wallowitz is coming back home :3
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