The 8,300-pound shipment included items that will serve to advance our understanding of the products and their uses under different gravity conditions.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia – Author’s note: The video above is from a separate rocket launch that happened on August 10, 2021.
NASA’s latest shipment of research and supplies is officially heading to the International Space Station (ISS), according to a statement.
Aerospace company Northrop Grumman’s launch today was its 17th commercial resupply services mission.
The 8,300 pound shipment included a variety of items that will be used to advance our understanding of the products and their uses in different gravity conditions. This research will be conducted in the ISS National Laboratory.
The launch took place at 12:40 p.m. at the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., in Accomack County.
In this latest launch, several projects will be studied in hopes of improving the health of Americans.
PCA Skin, a brand launched by the Colgate-Palmolive Company, will collect data on biomarkers of skin health that occur under the stress of microgravity to improve early intervention methods for skin health .
Another company, MicroQuin, will study three-dimensional cell culture and growth of several types of cancer to improve treatments, including breast and prostate cancer. This could help developmental treatments become more targeted and effective.
The University of Notre Dame has also launched materials to study to better understand the dynamics of bubbles on nanoparticles.