Northrop Grumman CRS-13 Mission: Northrop Grumman CRS-13 Launch date: No earlier than Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:39 p.m. EDT Location: Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia Launch ResourcesMission OverviewNorthrop Grumman CRS-13 Mission OverviewThe National Lab is sponsoring multiple investigations on the Northrop Grumman Cygnus capsule that are aimed at improving life on Earth through space-based research. Press ReleaseNorthrop Grumman’s 13th Cargo Resupply Mission to Carry Multiple R&D Payloads Sponsored by the ISS National LabThe launch—which is slated for no earlier than Sunday, February 9— will carry a diverse set of research and technology development projects sponsored by the National Lab. Press ReleaseISS National Lab Supporting a Series of Life Science Payloads Launching on Northrop Grumman CRS-13Among the ISS National Lab-sponsored payloads are two investigations from leading academic institutions. Although both fall within the area of life sciences, they are studying very different things. Press ReleaseDemo Mission for Automated Complex Cell Culture Imaging Launching to the ISS National LabHNu Photonics Mobile SpaceLab facility offers investigators a quick-turnaround automated platform to perform sophisticated microgravity biology experiments. ArticleEngaging Students in Research on Nitrogen Fixation in MicrogravityA student-designed experiment currently on station seeks to explore how humans can sustainably grow food crops in space habitats. Article#PhageEvolution: Studying Viruses That Hunt Bacteria in MicrogravityResearchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Rhodium Scientific are using the spaceflight environment to understand how microorganisms evolve in the absence of gravity.