NASA Commercial Resupply Mission NG-19
Special deliveries 200+ miles up. That’s Defining Possible.
NG-19 Successfully Launched
Northrop Grumman is celebrating a decade of commercial resupply services missions! To date, Cygnus has delivered approximately 130,000 lbs. of critical cargo, supplies, equipment and experiments to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
The NG-19 Cygnus spacecraft launched aboard our Antares rocket on Aug. 1 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia.
For this mission, Cygnus will once again host NASA’s Spacecraft Fire Safety Experiment (SAFFIRE), enabling scientists to continue studying the way fire behaves in microgravity. The experiment will be conducted after Cygnus has departed the station as part of the NG-19’s secondary mission.Read News Release
Meet NG-19: The S.S. Laurel Clark
About the NG-19 Mission
Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-19 Cygnus spacecraft in remembrance and celebration of the life of NASA astronaut Dr. Laurel Clark.
It is the company’s tradition to name each Cygnus spacecraft in honor of an individual who has made substantial contributions to human spaceflight. Dr. Clark was an accomplished undersea medical officer and naval flight surgeon prior to her NASA career. During her first and only spaceflight, STS-107, Dr. Clark and the rest of the crew aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia tragically lost their lives on Feb. 1, 2003 when the shuttle did not survive reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.Dr. Laurel Clark Bio NG-19 Mission Overview Antares Fact Sheet Cygnus Fact Sheet