Dragon’s trunk has separated, de-orbit burn is complete, and nosecone is closed. Splashdown in ~30 minutes
Splashdown of Dragon confirmed, completing SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply mission to the @space_station!
The helicopter is almost to the splash-down site to pick up the time-sensitive payloads from Dragon on GO Navigator. @SpaceXFleet
The helicopter has now landed on GO Navigator. (Transponder reporting landed/on ground) The WB-57 is on its way back to Houston.
Dragon / CRS-22 reentering tonight, courtesy of a webcam in Clearwater Beach, FL: livebeaches.com/webcams/beach-…Kicking myself for not making the trip to photograph this. Weather was forecasted as 100% cloudy and I’m traveling tomorrow so it was a bit of a stretch. Wish I went.
NOW ARRIVING Delivery truck The ISS Research delivered by SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon just arrived at Kennedy’s Space Station Processing Facility aboard these trucks driven by the JacobsConnects Transportation Team
JULY 09, 2021DRAGON RETURNS TO EARTH FOR CRS-22 MISSIONSpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft completed its 22nd Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-22) mission to and from the International Space Station for NASA, successfully returning to Earth and splashing down off the coast of Florida on Friday, July 9 at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Dragon undocked from the International Space Station on Thursday, July 8 at 10:45 a.m. EDT and then performed three burns of its Draco thrusters to move away from the orbiting laboratory. After approximately 37 hours of phasing, the spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and deployed its two drogue and four main parachutes for a soft water landing in the Gulf of Mexico.
GO Navigator and the CRS-22 Dragon are about two hours away from arriving at Port Canaveral.Somewhat rate daylight Dragon arrival. The capsule will be taken into the Navy area so best viewing options are Jetty Park or the boat ramps.