Skip to comments.How to watch Northrop Grumman launch a space toilet to the ISS on Thursday
Posted on 09/30/2020 8:06:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin
This Thursday, Northrop Grumman will launch a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) carrying not only supplies for the crew, but also new science experiments to be tested out in the microgravity environment. With a total of 8,000 pounds of cargo, the Cygnus will be launched on an Antares rocket from Virginia Spaces Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport.
This will be Northrop Grummans 14th resupply mission to the ISS, and you can watch the launch and the arrival of the Cygnus at the ISS live.
The launch and the spacecrafts arrival at the ISS will both be shown on NASA TV, which you can watch on NASAs website or using the video embedded at the top of this post.
NASA is also offering virtual launch coverage, as people cannot attend the event in person due to coronavirus restrictions. The virtual launch includes sending out mission updates, resources about the launch, and a behind the scenes look at the launch. You can register for the virtual event by registering for email updates or RSVPing to the Facebook event. Theres also a virtual launch passport which will be stamped with an emailed stamp after the event.
Although NASA says the visitor center at Wallops will not be open for this event, there is a chance to see the launch from home if you live in the mid-Atlantic region and possibly along the East Coast of the U.S., depending on the weather. For more information about potential viewing locations, see NASAs website.
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Did Howard Wolowitz build that space toilet ?
Doesn’t the turd come back at the same speed as it left Earth?
"And send up a new Kindle!"
Spaceports contribute to globull varming yaknow..
Those Russians eat a hearty potato based diet.
There’s a different launch due to go in about 20 minutes from Cape Canaveral.
Here is the R&D of how it was made....
Zero Gravity Waste Disposal System
I dunno, but I’d hate for that to be listed as my cause of death.
You worry too much.
That’s how the Van Allen belt came to be as I recall.
Ever see my win/loss record in life? Trust me, I’ll be the one person in six billion who gets harpooned through the noggin by a white-hot space turd.
Just light the gases in a full outhouse and it will go into orbit in minutes.
And the constellation urine.
Always working/looking for the best option to go !!!
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