Yesterday, NASA and Northrop Grumman successfully launched a Cygnus replenishment spacecraft on an antaris rocket to the international space station, carrying nearly 8000 pounds of supplies and equipment. The rocket was launched from NASA’s Wallace Flight Facility on Wallace Island, Virginia, at 9:16 p.m. EDT on Friday at the spaceport 0A launcher. The resupply spacecraft is expected to arrive at the international space station at about 5:20 a.m. on Monday, October 5. NASA has announced that it will report live on NASA’s television and website the progress of the spacecraft’s impending arrival from 3:45 a.m. Once the capsule reaches the station, expedition 63 commander Chris Cassidy will use the station’s robotic arm to capture the capsule and install it on the earth facing port of the unity module. < / P > < p > Cygnus will stay at the space station until mid December, and then set off for the last fiery journey through the earth’s atmosphere. At the same time, it will leave with thousands of pounds of garbage from the international space station, which will be burned up and disposed of during the safe re-entry of the cabin. This is the second contract between Northrop and Northrop’s international space service mission. < / P > < p > we talked about this mission and some of the things that the spacecraft is planning to go to the space station. Most notably, the ground has designed a new toilet for the space station, which is smaller and lighter and can support more passengers. In addition, the spacecraft also brought a batch of fresh vegetables to improve the food for the astronauts. < p > < p > among the new vegetable crops, there is a kind of radish that is not eaten. Astronauts plan to cultivate seeds to see how different light conditions affect its growth. Other items in the shipment include new experiments to help identify cancer targeted therapies and experiments to conduct spacewalks in virtual reality. Global Tech

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