NASA is inviting the public to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch of Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply services mission (NG CRS-15) for NASA. The Antares rocket carrying Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft will bring about 8,000 pounds of cargo, science, and supplies to the International Space Station.
The mission’s launch is targeted for 12:36 p.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 20, from the mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.
Members of the public can attend the launch virtually, receiving mission updates and opportunities normally reserved for on-site guests. NASA’s virtual launch experience for this mission includes curated launch resources, a behind-the-scenes look at the mission, notifications about NASA social interactions, and the opportunity for a virtual launch passport stamp following a successful launch.
To participate, members of the public can register for email updates to stay up-to-date on mission information, mission highlights, and interaction opportunities. To find out more, visit:
Members of the public can also share in the journey through a variety of activities, including:
Virtual Launch Passport
Print, fold, get ready to fill your virtual launch passport. Stamps will be emailed following launches to all registrants (who are registered via email through Eventbrite). Passports available now:
Watch and Engage on Social Media
Stay connected with the mission on social media, and let people know you’re following it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtags #Cygnus, #AskNASA, #NASASocial. Follow and tag these accounts:
Twitter: @NASA, @NASA_Wallops, @Space_Station, @ISS_Research
Facebook: NASA, @NASAWFF, ISS Facebook
Instagram: ISS Instagram, NASA Instagram
Learn more about the Northrop Grumman NG CRS-15 launch by going to the mission home page at: