Student Research Experiments to Play Prominent Role in Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission to the Space Station28 Sep 2020, 14:41 UTC
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (FL), September 28, 2020 – When Northrop Grumman launches its Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) on its 14th commercial resupply services mission (CRS-14), it will do so with the eyes of children across the U.S. hoping to catch a glimpse of a rocket soaring into space.
Rocket launches have a unique ability to captivate audiences and inspire young students to look to the stars for inspiration. The upcoming resupply mission contracted through NASA, currently scheduled for launch no earlier than October 1 at 9:38 p.m. ET, will carry dozens of research experiments to the orbiting laboratory. However, these payloads are not just from professional researchers—multiple student experiments will also launch to the ISS on this mission.
Since its inception, the ISS U.S. National Laboratory has sponsored numerous student experiments from around the world that have been conducted on station. A major initiative of the ISS National Lab is to engage and excite the next generation of explorers, and the ability for students to send experiments to the ISS provides a hands-on experience that will stay with young researchers forever. On Northrop Grumman CRS-14, several student experiments sponsored by the ISS National Lab will ...