Northrop Grumman successfully launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft

According to foreign media reports, the Antares rocket from Northrop Grumman has successfully launched the “Cygnus” cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS). At 9:59 a.m. CST on Nov. 2, the launch went ahead as scheduled at the Mid-Atlantic Spaceport.

NASA said that if nothing unusual happens, the Cygnus, carrying a large amount of supplies and scientific materials, will arrive at the ISS on Monday, Nov. 4.

It is reported that Northrop Grumman is one of several private space companies that NASA uses to deliver supplies to its space station space suits.

In a newly released video, NASA details some of the items sent to the ISS as part of this latest cargo mission. It is understood that the astronauts on the ISS will test the recovery process, a new vest that can protect against space radiation, a Budweiser beer experiment that can observe the performance of barley in the space environment, and more recently for Lamborghini. carbon fiber test, etc.

The ISS provides a unique environment for conducting certain experiments that are not possible on Earth. Some experiments were conducted on behalf of private companies and some on behalf of space agencies.

To understand the impact of space and microgravity on human health and to study ways to grow plants in space, NASA has conducted many experiments to help sustain future human space missions. According to NASA, hundreds of scientific investigations are currently underway on the ISS.

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