The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship takes off from the space station to return to Earth

The robotic SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule will return to Earth today (April 15) after a month on the International Space Station.

The Dragon CRS-27 supply ship undocked from the International Space Station at 11:05 a.m. EDT (1505 GMT), with both spacecraft orbiting high in the Indian Ocean, beginning an hour-long journey to its home planet. It was expected to splash down on Earth six hours after disconnection, SpaceX wrote Twitter update (opens in new tab).

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