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Unmanned SpaceX cargo craft splashes down in Pacific Ocean

The unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth Saturday afternoon carrying nearly 1,500 kilograms of cargo and science samples from the International Space Station.

SpaceX vehicle filled with almost 1,500 kg of cargo and science samples from ISS

The SpaceX Dragon unmanned capsule leaves the International Space Station Saturday at the conclusion of its fourth resupply mission. (Nasa)

The unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth Saturday afternoon carrying nearly 1,500 kilograms of cargo and science samples from the International Space Station.

The craft splashed down approximately 480 kilometres from the coast of Baja, Calif, in the Pacific Ocean at 3:39 p.m. ET.

The Dragon arrived at the ISS Sept. 23 on its fourth resupply mission to the space outpost. It carried almost 2,300 kilograms of supplies needed for 255 different experiments currently ongoing aboard the ISS. 

Nasa says Dragon is the only cargo vehicle servicing the space station that can return cargo and scientific experiments back to Earth for post-flight analysis.

With files from Nasa

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