On Sunday, March 19, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is set to leave from Long Beach Airport (LGB) to Houston after it’s due to return to Earth and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Dragon is set to splashdown at approximately 10:54 a.m., and departs via a DC- 9/15 aircraft on Monday, March 20, at approximately 6:52 p.m. This aircraft is noticeably louder than other aircraft and will easily be heard in neighborhoods near Long Beach Airport. All times are tentative and subject to change.
Approximately 5,500 pounds of science, hardware and crew supplies are onboard Dragon. Due to the sensitivity of the science experiments onboard, the DC-9/15 will depart as soon as possible from LGB to get the material back to the NASA base in Houston.
Live coverage of Dragon’s departure from the International Space Station (ISS) will be on NASA TV and on the agency’s website beginning at 4:45 a.m. EDT March 19. The splashdown will not be broadcasted.
The article above was released by Long Beach Airport.