A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship opens from the space station to return to Earth

The SpaceX Dragon robotic cargo capsule returns to Earth today (April 15) after a month of standing still on the International Space Station.

The Dragon CRS-27 supply ship disembarked from the International Space Station at 11:05 a.m. EST (1505 GMT) as both spacecraft orbited high above the Indian Ocean, beginning the hours-long journey back to their home planet. SpaceX wrote that it was expected to fall to Earth about six hours after it was unpacked Twitter update (Opens in a new tab).

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