September 30, 2021
Dragon Returns to Earth for CRS-23 Mission
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft completed its 23rd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-23) mission to and from the International Space Station for NASA, successfully returning to Earth and splashing down off the coast of Florida on Thursday, September 30 at 10:57 p.m. EDT.
Dragon undocked from the International Space Station on Thursday, September 30 at 9:12 a.m. EDT and then performed three burns of its Draco thrusters to move away from the orbiting laboratory. After an approximate 14-hour journey, the spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and deployed its two drogue and four main parachutes for a soft water landing in the Atlantic Ocean.