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The NG-20 Cygnus spacecraft launched January 30, 2024 at 12:07 pm EST aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. It rendezvoused with the International Space Station on February 1, 2024 at approximately 4:20 am EST. Cygnus will remain on station for up to 180 days.
Stay tuned to this page for future updates about the launch.
Meet NG-20: The S.S. Patricia “Patty” Hilliard Robertson
About the NG-20 Mission
Northrop Grumman is proud to name the NG-20 Cygnus spacecraft in remembrance and celebration of the life of NASA astronaut Dr. Patricia “Patty” Hilliard Robertson.
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. Robertson was an accomplished medical doctor and avid acrobatic pilot prior to her NASA career. Patty was selected as an astronaut in 1998 and scheduled to fly to the ISS in 2002, before her untimely death in 2001 from injuries sustained in a private plane crash.
Photo credit: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
NG-20 Mission Overview
Photo credit: IUP Special Collections and University Archives, Manuscript Group 144: Dr. Patricia Hilliard Robertson Collection, IUP Class of 1985, Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pennsylvania