Third Dragon CRS Mission Concludes Successfully

May 18, 2014: SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in the Pacific Ocean today, concluding the third of twelve cargo missions to the International Space Station (ISS) that Dragon will fly as part of the Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract with NASA. Odyssey engineers supported from the Johnson Space Center Mission Control Complex as release and departure from ISS went smoothly early Sunday morning. Re-entry followed a few hours later, with successful splashdown occurring on time at 19:05 GMT. Odyssey’s role in Dragon development was extensive, including Dragon Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) and System Engineering design support, as well as Independent Verification and Validation of all safety critical software. Congratulations to the entire SpaceX and NASA team! For images and more details of the SpaceX Dragon CRS-3 mission, visit the SpaceX website: http://www.spacex.com

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