10/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/10/2019 11:29
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan stow biological research samples into a science freezer located inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module.
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 17, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman's 12th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station.
Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live online at:
Northrop Grumman is targeting Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9:59 a.m., for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from pad 0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Michael Roberts, interim chief scientist for the ISS U.S. National Lab, will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard the Cygnus spacecraft.
Also participating in the briefing are:
To participate in the teleconference, media must contact Gina Anderson at 202-358-1160 or [email protected] by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, for dial-in information.
The Cygnus spacecraft will carry crew supplies, scientific research and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 60 and 61 crews for the 12th mission under Northrop Grumman's Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract with NASA.
For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog, and more information about the mission, visit:
Last Updated: Oct. 10, 2019
Editor: Sean Potter