NASA Highlights Science on Next Orbital ATK Mission to Space Station

NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 10, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station.

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NASA will host a media teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 10, to discuss select science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on the next Orbital ATK commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station. The cargo payload will include a fundamental physics facility called the Cold Atom Laboratory, designed and built at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

Orbital ATK is targeting Sunday, May 20, for the launch of its Cygnus spacecraft on an Antares rocket from pad 0A at Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

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