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[b]Northrop Grumman NG-18 Cygnus Mission[/b]
Northrop Grumman's NG-18 Cygnus spacecraft, the "S.S. Sally Ride," is scheduled to launch aboard an 230+ Antares rocket on Sunday (Nov. 6) at 5:50 a.m. EST (1050 GMT) from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.
The Cygnus will deliver more than 8,200 pounds (3,700 kg) of cargo when it arrives at the International Space Station on Tuesday (Nov. 8) at 5:50 a.m. EST (1050 GMT).
Among the research and technology launching on the Sally Ride: [list][*]Catastrophic Post-Wildfire Mudflows experiment, to evaluate the roles of gravity and composition in mudflow formation.
[*]Plant Habitat-03, to assess whether adaptations in one generation of plants grown in space can transfer to the next generation.
[*]OVOSPACE, to examine the effect of microgravity on bovine cell cultures. This research could improve fertility treatments on Earth and help prepare for future human settlement in space.
[*]Redwire Space's BioFabrication Facility, with new capabilities to further human tissue printing research.
[*]BIRDS-5 Project, a constellation of CubeSats, including the first satellites developed by Uganda and Zimbabwe.[/list]
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