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Today’s Deep Space Extra

17 Apr 2019, 14:01 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… A NASA contracted Northrop Grumman resupply mission carrying science experiments and technology demonstrations as well as crew supplies is to liftoff for the six person International Space Station (ISS) late Wednesday afternoon from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. NASA’s will aim for the Moon’s South Pole when it returns with human explorers by 2024, a region with water ice, a valuable resource for life support and production of rocket propellants.
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SpaceNews.com (4/16): Northrop Grumman is set to finish its first set of 11 NASA contracted resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS) with a launch from the agency’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on Wednesday at 4:46 p.m., EDT. After arriving at the six person Space Station early Friday and a three month stay, the Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo freighter will depart the Station. It will then spend up to a year orbiting the Earth solo to demonstrate a commercial research and technology demonstration capability available under a second NASA resupply agreement effective later this year and extending into 2024. Also ...

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