SpaceX Dragon leaves space station for trip home

May 31 2012

This framegrab image from NASA-TV shows the SpaceX Dragon capsule just after the capsule is backed away from the International Space Station and being repositioned for release later Thursday morning May 31, 2012. The Dragon capsule is scheduled for splashdown at 11:44 a.m. EDT Thursday in the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/NASA)The Dragon spacecraft is on its way home. Early Thursday morning, space station astronauts set the SpaceX capsule loose after a five-day visit.

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