by nasaaave


Contamination Failure sums up the return of the Dragon from the ISS.

Contamination is the presence of a minor and unwanted constituent in a material.

In this Dragon Return mission the Contamination is again sea water.

“significant amount of water” was found inside the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship after it came back to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, raising concerns the commercial cargo capsule leaked after splashdown.”

“Hartman said it was too early to speculate on whether the intrusion would affect future Dragon missions. The company plans to launch the fourth of its round-trip resupply missions to the station in August or early September under the terms of its $1.6 billion, 12-flight agreement with NASA reached in late 2008. The NASA contract extends through 2016.”

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