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@NASA This Cygnus spacecraft is named the S.S. Robert H. Lawrence in honor of the first African American to be selected as an astronaut.

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@NASA Launch is now targeted for Sat., Feb. 15 at 3:21 p.m. EST for Northrop Grumman's 13th commercial resupply services mission. A previous launch attempt on Feb. 9 was scrubbed after off-nominal readings from a ground support sensor. The Cygnus cargo spacecraft, loaded with approximately 7,500 pounds of research, supplies and hardware, will launch atop an Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.

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(11) Northrop Grumman Antares and Cygnus Launch to the International Space Station

Watch a cargo spacecraft lift off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on a resupply mission to the International Space Station! 🚀


Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have seen that the famous giant black hole in Messier 87 is propelling particles at speeds greater than 99% of the speed of light.

As the holiday season approaches, people in the northern hemisphere will gather indoors to stay warm. In keeping with the season, astronomers have studied two groups of galaxies that are rushing together and producing their own warmth.

Thousands of computers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are tasked with running sophisticated climate models to predict Earth’s future climate. Collectively known as NASA's Discover supercomputer, they’re now also sussing out whether any of the more than 4,000 curiously weird planets beyond our solar system could support life.

NASA's Kepler spacecraft was designed to find exoplanets by looking for stars that dim as a planet crosses the star's face. Fortuitously, the same design makes it ideal for spotting other objects that brighten or dim over time. A new search of Kepler archival data has uncovered an unusual super-outburst from a previously unknown dwarf nova.

Crew members aboard the International Space Station conducted a number of scientific studies the week of Feb. 3, including research on artificial intelligence assistance, wearable health monitors and the immune system.

Here is a look back at Koch’s efforts as she conducted research in microgravity on Mizuna mustard greens, combustion, bioprinting and kidney diseases, among others.

Scientific investigations taking place aboard the International Space Station the week of Jan. 27 included studies of hardening arteries and recycling in space.

Las investigaciones científicas que se llevaron acabo a bordo de la Estación Espacial Internacional la semana del 27 de enero incluyeron estudios sobre el endurecimiento de las arterias y el reciclaje en el espacio.

Now in her final days on the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch will return home Feb. 6 after 328 continuous days in space, the longest single spaceflight by a female astronaut.

Investigations studying tissue culturing, bone loss and phage therapy will be launching, along with more scientific experiments and supplies, to the International Space Station on a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft.

STEM on Station to fund and fly student experiments to space station to celebrate 20 years of humans living and working in space.

The week of Jan. 20, crew members aboard the International Space Station worked on a number of scientific investigations, including studies of using probiotics to improve immune health and of complex plasmas, as well as measurements of black holes and Earth’s upper atmosphere.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is set to return to Earth on Thursday, Feb. 6, after 328 days living and working aboard the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent more time in space on a single mission than any other woman, is scheduled to return to Earth on Thursday, Feb. 6, along with two of her International Space Station crewmates.

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