- Press Release
- Oct 31, 2023
Inside The S.S. John Glenn
Inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the John Glenn banner is attached inside the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module.
The Cygnus cargo module has been renamed the S.S. John Glenn to honor the late former Project Mercury and space shuttle astronaut. The Orbital ATK CRS-7 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Cygnus will deliver 7,600 pounds of supplies, equipment and scientific research materials to the space station.
Photo credit: NASA/Bill White Larger Image