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Varda capsule lands in Utah
Posted: Sun, Feb 25, 2024, 9:35 AM ET (1435 GMT)
A commercial capsule reentered and landed in the Utah desert Wednesday. Varda Space Industries said the capsule from its W-Series 1 spacecraft landed at the Utah Test and Training Range at 4:40 pm EST (2140 GMT). The company received an FAA reentry license last week for the mission after several months of efforts to win approvals from the agency and from the Air Force, which operates the range. The capsule was part of a spacecraft built by Rocket Lab and launched in June to test microgravity production of a drug called ritonavir. Varda said it is preparing a second mission to launch this summer.
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