SPACEX DRAGON CRS-1 MISSION 'RETURN' COVER

$14.95 14.95

Brand: The Space Store

Product Code: COVERCRS1RETURN

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SPACEX DRAGON CRS-1 MISSION 'RETURN' COVER

POSTMARKED OCTOBER 28, LONG BEACH, CA.

The first operational cargo resupply mission to the ISS, was launched on October 7, 2012. At 76 seconds after liftoff, engine 1 of the first stage suffered a loss of pressure which caused an automatic shutdown of that engine. The remaining eight first-stage engines continued to burn and the Dragon capsule reached orbit successfully. Due to safety regulations required by NASA the secondary Orbcomm-2 satellite payload was released into a lower-than-intended orbit, and subsequently declared a total loss.