The ninth Orbital ATK commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station is targeted for launch no earlier than Monday, May 21. Launching on an Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, the Cygnus capsule will carry approximately 7,400 pounds of science payloads, crew supplies, and hardware to the space station.
Multiple ISS National Lab payloads are included on this mission, including research in life sciences, physical sciences, materials sciences, technology development, and small satellites, as well as hardware facilities to support future research. Additionally, several educational investigations launching on this mission are focused on inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers.
Learn more about some of the ISS National Lab payloads included on Orbital ATK CRS-9 in the video below.