Thursday, October 25, 2012

SpaceX Dragon OK'd to come home despite computer glitch

SpaceX Dragon OK'd to come home | FLORIDA TODAY | floridatoday.com: "SpaceX’s Dragon capsule on Sunday is set to end an 18-day stay at the International Space Station and return to Earth, NASA confirmed Wednesday.

Station mission managers unanimously gave a “go” for the departure to proceed despite a glitch that may make one of Dragon’s three flight computers unavailable.

The computer was knocked out of sync with the other two when it automatically reset itself without commands from the ground, but officials said the problem would not limit the spacecraft’s ability to fly home safely."