NASA is inviting the public to take part in virtual activities ahead of the launch of Northrop Grumman’s 19th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. NASA and Northrop Grumman are targeting liftoff of the company’s Cygnus spacecraft and Antares rocket no earlier than 8:31 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 1, from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
Members of the public can register to attend the launch virtually. As a virtual guest, you have access to curated resources, schedule changes, and mission information straight to your inbox. Following each activity, virtual guests are sent a mission-specific collectable stamp for their virtual guest passport. Hear more about the virtual guest program from the NASA SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts!
Scientific investigations launching to the space station on this mission include studies of spacecraft fire protection, neural cell models for potential gene therapy, the density of Earth’s uppermost atmosphere, and other experiments, along with a memory card that contains creative works from students around the world.
Stay connected with the mission on social media and let people know you’re following it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Twitter: @NASA, @Space_Station, @ISS_Research, @NASA_Wallops
- Facebook: NASA, ISS Facebook, @NASAWFF
- Instagram: NASA, ISS Instagram, @NASAWallops
Additional information about Northrop Grumman’s 19th commercial resupply services mission can be found at: https://www.nasa.gov/northropgrumman.