Recycled SpaceX capsule returns to International Space Station
After a two-day journey, a SpaceX capsule carrying food items and experiments has safely arrived the International Space Station — the second time that the reusable capsule attached to the orbiting outpost.
Called the Dragon capsule, it carriers about 6,000 pounds of shipment to be used by astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Japan, who called the 250-mile high space station as home.
The supply capsule will remain attached to the space outpost thru a robotic arm, before returning to earth in May.
Dragon capsule was launched by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Monday. It was sent to space using recycled Falcon rocket.
SpaceX hopes to make space exploration cheaper by using recycled and refurbished capsules and rocket parts.