Astronauts to grow plants without soil
Cygnus spacecraft, which is carrying a fresh supply of 8,300 pounds of scientific investigations and cargo, has reached International Space Station on 21 February 2022, less than two days after it was launched. NASA informed that supplies also carry ingredients for experiments to grow plants without soil.
- Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft was launched on 19 February 2022 after on an Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
- After Cygnus capture, mission control in Houston will send ground commands for the station’s arm to rotate and install it on the station’s Unity module Earth-facing port.
- This is Northrop Grumman’s 17th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA.
- The Cygnus spacecraft is named the S.S. Piers Sellers in honor of the late NASA astronaut who spent nearly 35 days across three missions helping to construct the space station.