Space Capsule Containing SMHS Students’ Experiments Returns to Earth

The SpaceX Dragon capsule is the first private capsule ever to dock at the International Space Station, CNN reported.

After taking off nine days ago for the International Space Station with science experiments from students at and other schools aboard, as well as supplies like food, the SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth Thursday morning, according to CNN.

The Dragon capsule “fills a need in taking significant payload back and forth,” current International Space Station astronaut Don Pettit told CNN.

Read CNN’s full story about the capsule’s mission and return here.

San Marino High School students competed with other schools and amongst each other to have their science experiments chosen to be aboard the SpaceX capsule as part of NASA's Student Spaceflight Experiments program.

On May 19, San Marino High School sophomore Ryan Puri spoke to NASA about one of the experiments.

What do you think of a private company developing a capsule that can launch to and from the International Space Station to deliver supplies? What do you think about San Marino High School students’ involvement? Share your thoughts in the comments. 


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