New ISS Science Projects Target Skin Aging, Tumors, And Gardening In Space
NASA tapped Northrop Grumman to launch the new supplies and science experiments to the ISS using its Cygnus resupply spacecraft. The launch took place around noon on Saturday, February 19, with everything going as planned.
This time around, the spacecraft is packed with around 8,300 pounds of cargo for the astronauts, as well as the aforementioned experiments, NASA explains. Assuming nothing unexpected happens, Cygnus will reach and dock with the space station at approximately 4:35 a.m ET / 1:35 a.m PT on Monday, February 21.
NASA plans to live stream the spacecraft’s arrival; the public is invited to watch on NASA TV, plus the video will also be shared on the space agency’s “Live” website. Though you may have to get up early to catch the event, it’ll be worth the inconvenience. NASA explains two of its astronauts will use the ISS’s Canadarm2 robotic arm to “capture” the cargo vessel and dock it with the ISS module called Unity.
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February 20, 2022 at 01:22PM