Published On: Mon, Nov 5th, 2012

SpaceX cargo.the first commercially contracted re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX a space capsule has returned to Earth, ending the first commercially contracted re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).The capsule was sent by the California-based company SpaceX, the first of 12 missions it will perform for US space agency Nasa.

The Dragon capsule is the first space station cargo ship since the shuttle capable of carrying large amounts of equipment both to and from the lab complex. As such, it restores a critical capability for NASA — the return of experiment samples from the station — along with failed components that require troubleshooting and analysis.

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