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SpaceX Dragon Returns To Earth

By Logan , May 12, 2016 05:30 AM EDT

Lately, the brilliance of human mind has reached people to the extent beyond the horizons. Humans are able to answer questions that seemed unanswerable. In fact, decades ago, scientists proved that humans can go beyond the Earth's atmosphere and go to the Moon. These days, numbers of scientific experiments have done to seek and answer more questions that linger in the human mind.

Just recently, scientists have done another space research that will help humans discover new facts and information. According to a web post via Florida Today, SpaceX Dragon is back on Earth. It came back from the outer space since its launching last April 8, 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air force Station. The SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed in the Pacific Ocean before 3 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. That wrapped up a month-long visit to the International Space Station.

According to Fox News, the SpaceX Dragon came back to the Earth with scientific loads and specimens for research purposes from NASA's 1-year space station residence. The SpaceX Dragon reached the Pacific Ocean less than 6 hours from leaving the space station.

In addition, the British astronaut Timothy Peake radioed from 250 miles up that the SpaceX Dragon has served the entire six-man crew very well. The Dragon filled up nearly 4,000 pounds of items, which include blood and urine samples from the crew. According to the source, the researchers will use these samples and medical specimens to study how the body of the astronaut withstands long journeys in space. This will be in preparation for an eventual mission to Mars in the 2030s.

According to Florida Today, SpaceX and NASA are targeting late June launch from the same Air Force station in Florida of the company's next supply mission. It is the company's eighth return flight since 2012. The SpaceX chief, Elon Musk, wants to recover and reuse his rockets to avoid costing too much money.

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