NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 18, to discuss the next science investigations bound for the International Space Station aboard Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft on the company’s 19th commercial resupply mission for NASA.
Audio of the media call will stream live at:
NASA and Northrop Grumman are targeting launch no earlier than 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1. The Cygnus spacecraft, carried atop the company’s Antares rocket, will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The mission will carry scientific research, crew supplies, and hardware to the space station to support its Expedition 69 crew.
Cygnus is scheduled to rendezvous with the station on Friday, Aug. 4, for robotic installation to the Unity module’s Earth-facing port.
To participate in the call, media must RSVP at least two hours prior to the start of the event to Joshua Finch at firstname.lastname@example.org. The public can submit questions on social media using #AskNASA. A copy of the agency’s media policy is online.
Heidi Parris, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, will provide an overview of the research launching aboard the Cygnus spacecraft.
In addition to Parris, teleconference participants include:
- Dr. David Urban, branch chief, and principal investigator for Saffire-VI, NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland
- Katherine Toon, integration manager for exploration environmental control and life support, International Space Station Program at NASA Johnson, who will speak on Exploration Potable Water Dispenser
- Dr. Shane Hegarty, chief scientific officer and co-founder of Axonis Therapeutics, Inc., and principal investigator for Neuronix
- Dr. Lasse Clausen, professor of Plasma and Space Physics, University of Oslo, Norway, who will speak on Multi-Needle Langmuir Probe
- Tsutomu Yamanaka, principal investigator IHI Corporation, and principal investigator for I-Space Essay
Cargo resupply from U.S. companies ensures a national capability to deliver critical hardware and science research to the space station, significantly increasing the ability of NASA to conduct new investigations at the orbital outpost. Other U.S. government agencies, private industry, and academic and research institutions can also conduct microgravity research through our partnership with the International Space Station National Laboratory.
The orbiting microgravity laboratory advances scientific knowledge in Earth, space, physical, and biological sciences. Such research benefits people on Earth and lays the groundwork for future human exploration deeper into the solar system, including to the Moon through the agency’s Artemis missions.
Learn more about the mission and follow launch updates at:
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Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va.
Leah Cheshier / Sandra Jones
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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