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More Than 20 ISS National Lab-sponsored Payloads Set to Launch on SpaceX CRS-20

28 Feb 2020, 13:02 UTC
More Than 20 ISS National Lab-sponsored Payloads Set to Launch on SpaceX CRS-20
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (FL), February 27, 2020 – When the Dragon spacecraft launches on SpaceX’s 20th commercial resupply services (CRS) mission (contracted through NASA) to the International Space Station (ISS), it will do so with dozens of research experiments to be executed on the orbiting laboratory over the coming months. In particular, the ISS U.S. National Laboratory is sponsoring more than 20 separate payloads on this mission that will leverage the unique space-based environment of station to benefit life on Earth.

Launching no earlier than 11:50 p.m. ET on Friday, March 6 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, this mission carries with it a wide variety of research investigations—several funded by private companies focused on technologies critical to their commercial success and others supported by external funds focused on science questions to improve knowledge and human health.

Below highlights some of the investigations sponsored by the ISS National Lab on SpaceX CRS-20. Global shoe and apparel leader adidas will launch its proprietary Boost shoe technology to station to observe the flow of foam particles in microgravity. With this applied physics experiment, adidas seeks to better understand how foam particles of different sizes can improve the performance ...

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