Ground controllers sent commands Saturday for the International Space Station’s Canadian-built robotic arm to release a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule, ending the ship’s nearly four-week stay at the orbiting research complex.
The unpiloted Dragon spacecraft was released from the robot arm at 4:58 a.m. EST (0958 GMT) Saturday, and it parachuted to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California at 10:37 a.m. EST (1537 GMT) with nearly 4,100 pounds of cargo on-board.
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