05:07 GMT25 February 2021
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    US cargo spacecraft Dragon with results of botanical studies will leave the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, July 2, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The spacecraft will deliver the results of a botanical study about how the lack of gravity impacts light sensing and growth in plants.

    "Dragon will be released from the Canadarm2 Sunday at 11:38 a.m. EDT and splash down in the Pacific Ocean about 5-1/2 hours later," the statement issued on Monday read.

    The Dragon spacecraft is the only capsule capable of delivering cargo from ISS to Earth. The spacecraft was launched on June 5.

     

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    Dragon spacecraft, NASA, International Space Station (ISS)
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