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SpaceX capsule splashes into the Pacific

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An unmanned space capsule carrying medical samples from the international space station splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, completing the first official private interstellar shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA.

The California-based SpaceX company gently guided the Dragon into the water via parachutes at 12:22 p.m., a couple hundred miles off the Baja California coast.

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