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    SpaceX capsule returns from landmark mission

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The SpaceX Dragon capsule has parachuted into the Pacific to conclude the first private delivery to the International Space Station and inaugurate NASA's new approach to exploration.

    "Welcome home, baby," said SpaceX's elated chief, Elon Musk, on Thursday who said the old-fashioned splashdown was "like seeing your kid come home".

    He said he was a bit surprised to hit such a grand slam.