SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth, can be seen in night sky


The SpaceX Dragon returned to Earth Thursday night. The spacecraft was visible in parts of the southeast, including in the Columbus-area, as it streaked across the sky, headed back to the planet.

The Dragon undocked from the International Space Station earlier in the day Thursday.

Upon re-enter to the Earth’s atmosphere, the spacecraft splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean and will be retrieved by the SpaceX’s recovery team.

It was launched into orbit in late August.

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