The International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory is managing 13 separate payloads launching to the orbiting laboratory to advance basic and applied research in several disciplines. Building on basic science knowledge gained in previous ISS National Lab-sponsored missions, new applied science projects will focus on materials and physical sciences, in-orbit manufacturing, drug development, and small satellite deployment. Each project managed by the ISS National Lab seeks to leverage the unique environment of the space station to benefit life on Earth. Northrop Grumman’s 11th commercial resupply services mission is slated to launch no earlier than April 17th at 4:46 p.m. EDT from Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.
The NG CRS-11 mission includes a variety of payloads representing diverse science investigations, ranging from the life and physical sciences to Earth observation and technology demonstration, as well as educational experiments intended to engage and excite the next generation of scientists and engineers. See highlights of sponsored ISS National Lab investigations that are part of the NG CRS-11 mission to the space station.