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SS Sally Ride Space Station Supply Mission NG-18 Prelaunch Briefing


From Wallops Flight Facility, in Virginia, NASA, Northrop Grumman and others discuss the prelaunch status of the NG-18 commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. Participants include: Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station Program, NASA Heidi Parris, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Steve Krein, vice president, Civil and Commercial Space, Northrop Grumman Kurt Eberly, director, Space Launch Programs, Northrop Grumman Roosevelt "Ted" Mercer, Jr., CEO and executive director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Jeff Reddish, range chief, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility NASA and commercial cargo provider Northrop Grumman are targeting 5:50 a.m. EST, Sunday, Nov. 6, for launch of the company’s 18th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Cygnus will carry nearly 8,200 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the station. This Cygnus is dubbed the S.S. Sally Ride in honor of late NASA astronaut, physicist, and first American woman to fly in space, Sally Ride. For more information about the science aboard NG-18, visit https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/ng-18-science-highlights Credit: NASA
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