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Update: Dragon ship back on Earth after space station trip
By MARCIA DUNN
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- An unmanned space capsule carrying medical samples from the International Space Station has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, 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. Sunday, a couple hundred miles off the Baja California coast.
The supply ship brought back nearly 2,000 pounds of science experiments and old station equipment. Perhaps the most eagerly awaited cargo is nearly 500 frozen samples of blood and urine collected by station astronauts over the past year.
SpaceX launched the capsule three weeks ago from Cape Canaveral, full of groceries, clothes and other station supplies.
It's the second Dragon to return from the orbiting lab; the first mission in May was a flight demo.
Full Dragon exits space station, Earth next stop
By MARCIA DUNN
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The Dragon has left the space station and is headed back to Earth.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station released the commercial cargo ship Sunday morning. The California-based SpaceX company will steer its unmanned capsule to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday afternoon, a couple hundred miles off the Baja California coast.
The supply ship is bringing back nearly 2,000 pounds of science experiments and old station equipment. Perhaps the most precious cargo is nearly 500 frozen samples of blood and urine collected by station astronauts for the past year. The Dragon is the only delivery ship capable of returning items, now that NASA's shuttles are retired.
SpaceX launched the capsule three weeks ago from Cape Canaveral. It's the second Dragon to return from the space station.
Posted: Sunday, October 28 2012, 04:03 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Obama pledges help after Oklahoma tornado
May 21, 2013 00:05 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has called Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to express his concern about a monstrous tornado that wreaked havoc in the Oklahoma City suburbs.
The White House says Obama told the governor that he's directed the government and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide any assistance she needs. FEMA has sent a special team to Oklahoma's emergency operations center to help out and dispatch resources.
Obama also told Fallin to contact him directly if the federal government can provide additional help.
The White House says Obama's homeland security team is keeping him updated on the situation.
The tornado flattened entire neighborhoods in the southern suburb of Moore with winds up to 200 mph, leaving buildings on fire and landing a direct blow to an elementary school.
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HOUSTON (AP) -- United Airlines has one of its 787 aircraft back in the air.
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IN THE NEWS: FINANCIAL TIMES SITS HACKED
LONDON (AP) -- Another attack on a media site -- and again, one that is being claimed by the Syrian Electronic Army.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- We haven't heard this much about the threat of bra burning since the days of the women's liberation movement.