"It was beautiful, it was majestic," Mr. Ponniah said, adding that he took his 13-year-old son, Gabriel, out of school to see the landing. "I'm happy but also a bit sad because it's come to an end."
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Sathibalan Ponniah, a Bethesda-based scientific director for the Cancer Vaccine Development Program, said the landing was "more than what I expected.
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