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SpaceX sends supplies to orbiting station in reused capsule

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The resupply mission by SpaceX brings Mr Musk one step closer to his goal of recovering, refurbishing and reusing pre-flown spacecraft. Once derided as a crazy idea, reusability is now seen as the key to affordable space missions - and eventually, he hopes, the human colonisation of Mars.

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ELON Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp took another step in its push to drive down space-flight costs, launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station using a pre-flown capsule.

The Dragon capsule, which was carrying almost 2,720 kilogrammes

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