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Cargo vessel shoves off from space station
An unmanned cargo ship departed the International Space Station Sunday for its return trip to Earth, NASA said.
Controllers in Houston used the station’s robotic arm to “uninstall” the SpaceX Dragon from its dock on the space station and position it for the trip home, the space agency said in a written statement.
The next step will be a series of after burns followed by splashdown in the Pacific off the Southern California coast Sunday afternoon.
The Dragon arrived at the station 18 days ago and will be bringing back 1,673 pounds of scientific research material and other items.
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