SpaceX Dragon 2 Endeavour Departs From ISS As Part Of Historic NASA Mission
SpaceX Dragon 2 Endeavor in eclipse at the ISS moments before departure. (Image Credit: NASA)
After having taken to the skies in May, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency’s (NASA) Demo-2 (DM-2) mission flying through astronautic launch service provider and equipment manufacturer Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s (SpaceX) Dragon 2 vehicle has officially departed from the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon 2, endearingly named ‘Endeavour’ by NASA astronauts Col. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, is now under the final stages of its testing by the space agency to certify the spacecraft for regular flights to the ISS under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP). This program aims to bring down the costs of launching payloads to the ISS by utilizing the private sector to stimulate the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) economy.