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SPACEX PRESS RELEASE
Today, SpaceX became the first commercial company in history to re-enter a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit.
SpaceX and NASA will have a post-mission press conference at 3:30 PM EST at the press site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
- Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and CTO
- Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President
- Alan Lindenmoyer, NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Manager
Watch it live at www.nasa.gov/ntv
@SpaceXer reports that Dragon has successfully re-entered the atmosphere.
Drogue chutes have deployed to slow the capsule down.
@SpaceXer: “THREE MAIN PARACHUTES DEPLOYED!!!!”
@SpaceXer: “Splashdown on target. Mission is a success!”
Looks like a highly successful mission.
Wow! A MASSIVE step forward. Congratulations to SpaceX!!
The first commercial company to re-enter a vehicle from space. And a major milestone in NASA’s COTS program to provide commercial cargo delivery to the International Space Station.