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Watch Northrop Grumman’s Space Station Launch 
What do radishes, a space toilet, and contained fire experiments have in common? They are launching next week on a Northrop Grumman resupply mission to the International Space Station.

Loaded with nearly 8,000 pounds of research, commercial products, crew supplies, and hardware, the Cygnus cargo spacecraft is targeted to launch on the company’s Antares rocket at 10:27 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 29 from our Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus spacecraft, dubbed the SS Kalpana Chawla, will arrive at the space station Saturday, Oct. 3.
Northrop Grumman's CRS-14 Mission to the International Space Station: What's on Board
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View from the Mid-Atlantic Region – The launch may be visible, weather permitting, to residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the East Coast of the United States.
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Artemis Generation Coders – We’re launching our next App Development Challenge on Sept. 30. In this coding challenge, middle and high school students work in teams to develop an app that visualizes the South Pole region of the Moon.
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Collaborations in Space – We’re building on our longstanding partnership with the Department of Defense. This week, we announced an agreement with United States Space Force to collaborate in human spaceflight, U.S. space policy, planetary defense, and more.
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“We are not just increasing the amount of Spanish content coming out of NASA — we are highlighting the work of the Hispanic workforce. I think it’s important to show that we have very strong role models at NASA for those kids who might dream of becoming astronauts or work in STEM.”
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