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SpaceX Capsule Returns to Earth After Historic Mission
A capsule built by L.A.-based SpaceX, the first privately-funded company to partner with NASA and transport cargo to the Space Station , returned safely from its historic mission to Earth today.
The Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean a few hundred miles off of the Southland coast around 9 a.m., according to City News Service.
It docked with the Space Station on Friday delivering more than 1,000 pounds of cargo to the astronauts. The capsule left from the station at 1:07 a.m. today, according to the report.
SpaceX, a private aerospace company located in Hawthorne, just a few miles east of LAX, hoped that this mission would prove its worth to NASA and lead to ongoing flights transporting cargo and eventually astronauts. The company will now begin more than a dozen flights to the station, but only cargo missions are planned for now.
Watch NASA's video of the Dragon being released this morning from the Space Station:
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.