Dragon cargo ship splashes down into Pacific after ISS mission

The private cargo craft Dragon, which departed from the International Space Station on Friday, successfully returned to Earth with a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.

The unmanned ship, which was transporting 1,300 kilogrammes of waste and scientific experiments, parachuted into the waters off Mexico just a few hours after leaving the space station, NASA said in a statement.

Recovery crews will transport the capsule to Los Angeles.

The spaceship, developed by private space firm SpaceX, docked with the station about a month ago, bringing supplies for the crew, which is currently researching the effects of extended stays in space on astronauts' metabolism, digestion and blood pressure.

Last update: Fri, 26/08/2016 - 20:06

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