Space shipment launched with sports car parts, cookie oven

  • Space shipment launched with sports car parts, cookie oven

Space shipment launched with sports car parts, cookie oven

Northrop Grumman said the NG-12 launch is the first time the company will have to Cygnus spacecraft orbiting the earth at the same time. The 3700kg shipment should reach the orbiting lab Monday. Among other things, astronauts on the ISS will be testing recycling processes, a new vest that offers protection from space radiation, a Budweiser beer experiment that will see how barley acts in space, the recently detailed carbon fiber tests conducted for Lamborghini, and more.

It will help examine the impact that high heat and zero gravity might have on the shape and consistency of the sweet treat.

Expedition 61 astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch of NASA will use the space station's robotic arm to capture Cygnus, and NASA's Andrew Morgan will monitor telemetry.

Cygnus is delivering specially designed tools to fix the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-02 (AMS-02), a large science instrument fixed outside station that has been searching for dark matter and antimatter.

Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad. Cygnus will have to deliver about 3.7 tons of cargo to the ISS, including food, as well as equipment and materials for scientific research.

Like space, the insides of a person's body are an extreme environment, explained Houston Methodist's Alessandro Grattoni, who is collaborating with Lamborghini on the experiment.

Northrop Grumman is now controlling two Cygnus capsules in orbit, a first for the Virginia-based company.

He later commanded Nasa's first space station, Skylab, and became known for his cosmic-themed paintings.

A rocket ship carrying an oven and some baking ingredients blasted off from the USA state of Virginia on Saturday.

The rocket propelled the company's 12th Cygnus spacecraft resupply mission to the ISS.

"The S.S Alan Bean's trip to the space station honors Bean's dedication to advance capabilities that allowed humans to explore space in greater length and detail, as well as his desire to share his experiences with the rest of the world", a news release from Northrop Grumman said.

The space station is now home to three Americans, two Russians and one Italian.