22:25 GMT14 June 2021
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    A cargo ship operated by the privately-run US aerospace company SpaceX departed the International Space Station and is returning to Earth.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship left the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday and is returning to Earth; the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is broadcasting the journey live.

    The ship undocked from the ISS at 8:47 GMT and is expected to make splashdown in the Pacific at about 14:15 GMT.

    Dragon is currently the only resupply spacecraft that is capable of returning to Earth intact.

    The cargo ship arrived at the ISS in mid-August, bearing various supplies, including equipment for scientific experiments. Dragon is carrying about 3,800 pounds of cargo to Earth, including various science samples.

    SpaceX is a private US aircraft manufacturer and space transport provider.


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