The SpaceX Dragon orbits over the Atlantic Ocean • Earth.com

Last update: September 14th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA features the SpaceX Dragon space freighter as it approaches the International Space Station (ISS).

The vehicle was carrying more than 5,000 pounds of science gear and supplies for delivery. 

The SpaceX Dragon is the only spacecraft currently operating that is capable of returning significant amounts of cargo to Earth. 

When this photograph was captured on July 27, both the Dragon and the ISS were orbiting 265 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Namibia.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA 

 

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