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Dragon Exits ISS, Heads Home

Will land in Pacific Ocean this afternoon

(Newser) - SpaceX's Dragon capsule is headed Earth-ward after astronauts aboard the International Space Station released it this morning, reports the AP . The unmanned capsule is laden with some 2,000 pounds of experiments and old equipment, notably some 500 frozen samples of astronaut blood and urine taken over the past... More »

SpaceX's Dragon Docks at Space Station

And it brought ice cream.

(Newser) - SpaceX's Dragon capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station this morning, completing the first leg of its landmark supply mission . "Looks like we've tamed the Dragon," commander Sunita Williams quipped, as the station's robotic arm grabbed the capsule. "Thanks to everyone at SpaceX... More »

SpaceX Rockets Into History—Again

1st cargo delivery set to arrive at ISS Wednesday

(Newser) - It was quite the night for privately owned SpaceX: For the first time, a US-built, robotic spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station to deliver cargo. The launch follows a successful May test flight to the ISS. SpaceX's Dragon capsule took off from Cape Canaveral at... More »

SpaceX's Dragon Heads Back to Earth

Cargo ship successfully completes first mission to space station

(Newser) - SpaceX's much-celebrated supply ship "Dragon" departed from the International Space Station this morning, setting course for a Pacific Ocean splashdown, just off California's Baja peninsula. The station's Canadian-built robot arm unbolted the capsule at about 4am EDT, then held it in place for a full orbit... More »

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