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Payload For Upcoming ISS Commercial Resupply Mission Detailed

Oct 22, 2019, 10:08 AM by Lawrence Garrett
Orbital ATK Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, on launch Pad-0A, 10 Nov. 2017 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. | NASA/Bill Ingalls

The Miami Herald reports that “space mice, radiation vests, robotic avatars and recycling polymers for 3D printers are among the science experiments bound for the International Space Station on the next commercial resupply mission from Virginia.” The uncrewed spacecraft cargo mission “is set to launch no earlier than 9:59 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, from the state-owned Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island.” Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus vehicle mission is “its first” since receiving “a new NASA contract.”
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