LIVE: SpaceX Capsule Heads Home

The Dragon capsule has successfully detached from the International Space Station and is headed toward a splashdown in the Pacific that should happen around 11:45 a.m. ET.

As we’ve been reporting, Dragon is the first commercial spacecraft to have successfully launched, docked and delivered a payload to the station. The unmanned spacecraft delivered supplies and is bringing back such things as scientific experiments and equipment. Designed and built by SpaceX, Dragon is pioneering what’s expected to be a new era of commercial space flight.

NASA is webcasting as the mission continues. We’re embedding its video feed below:

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