NASA Science launches Northrop Grumman resupply spacecraft to International Space Station

NASA has announced that a Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft launched on November 2, 2019 from NASA´s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia for the International Space Station, the agency said.

The resupply spacecraft carries almost 8,200 pounds of science investigations and cargo.

Expedition 61 astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch of NASA will use the space station´s robotic arm to capture Cygnus, and NASA´s Andrew Morgan will monitor telemetry. The spacecraft is scheduled to stay at the space station until January.

This delivery, Northrop Grumman´s 12th cargo flight to the space station and the first under its Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA, will support dozens of new and existing investigations.

November 2 began the 20th year of continuous human presence living off-planet aboard the International Space Station. NASA and its partners have successfully supported humans living in space since the Expedition 1 crew arrived Nov. 2, 2000.