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Rollout Of The S.S. Sally Ride

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
November 5, 2022
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Rollout Of The S.S. Sally Ride
S.S. Sally Ride Roll Out

A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying a Cygnus spacecraft loaded with cargo bound for the International Space Station is transported horizontally to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Northrop Grumman’s 18th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver more than 8,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware to the orbital laboratory and its crew. The Cygnus spacecraft is named after the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, and is scheduled to launch at 5:50 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2022, EST.

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