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Cygnus to Carry Variety of Life & Physical Science Investigations to Space Station

25 Sep 2020, 19:19 UTC
Cygnus to Carry Variety of Life & Physical Science Investigations to Space Station
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The U.S. Cygnus space freighter is pictured as the Canadarm2 robotic arm, guided by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir with fellow Flight Engineer Christina Koch as her back up, reaches out to grapple the 12th resupply ship from Northrop Grumman on November 4, 2019. (Credits: NASA)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., September 25, 2020 (CASIS PR) – More than 20 payloads sponsored by the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory are loaded onto Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft, scheduled to launch to the orbiting laboratory no earlier than September 29 at 10:26 p.m. ET.

The launch, which will take place from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, represents Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services (CRS) mission to the space station, contracted through NASA. This mission will deliver a multitude of research experiments to be conducted by ISS crew members over the coming months, including several physical and life science investigations.

Over the years, fundamental and applied life science research has been integral to the mission of the ISS National Lab, as this research in space has the capacity to improve our understanding of disease on Earth and aid in improving the safety and effectiveness of therapeutics. On this mission, the ...

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