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NASA’s Space X Dragon Splashes Down in the Pacific

By Cresswell McCoy | Mar 21, 2017 01:21 AM EDT

NASA's Space X Dragon cargo went splashing down in the Pacific Ocean almost 200 miles southwest of California's Long Beach. The spacecraft was released from the International Space Station's robotic arm at the right time as scheduled. This marks the tenth contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA.

The Space X Dragon cargo will bring back a variety of technological and biological studies, this information will provide researchers an insight into how human cancers start and spread. It will be a huge benefit to improve stem cell production for human therapy on Earth.

According to NASA, the cargo aids in the development of treatment and prevention plans. It will further help in treating diseases and injury that occur in space, researchers have studied what prevents vertebrates like rodents and humans from re growing lost bone and tissue. They have also deeply studied how microgravity conditions affect the process.

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With the help of collected data, the results of the study will be able to provide researchers a new understanding. It will elaborate on the biological reasons behind the human's inability to grow a lost limb at the wound site. The study appears to be complex and difficult, but as scientists get further details there are chances that they will arrive at a conclusion.

Scientists had some of their crew members investigate and observe cell growth in other characteristics of microgravity. NASA's Space X Dragon will certainly help in bringing results to researchers, Thomas Pesquet form the European Space Agency and Shane Kimbrough from NASA were the key scientists in releasing the Space X Dragon.

The Dragon spacecraft was launched on February 19, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and it arrived at the station on February 23. The Space X Dragon went down the Pacific Ocean successfully for its mission. 

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