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Ice cream, fruits and experiments going to International Space Station


By Associated Press
11.07.2018 | 09: 09 a.m.

Cape Canaveral, Florida. The ship, a ship for the International Space Station, released the second shipment to the orbital lab in two days from Saturday, Virginia, today.

Northrop Grumman launched the Antares rocket from Wallops Island before dawn and delighted early birdwatchers on the Atlantic coast. At the same time, a ship of Russian space agency along with materials was left for ISS 15 hours ago.

The US shipment will reach the space laboratory on Monday after a day of Russia. Among the 3,500 pounds (7,400 pounds) in the Cygnus capsule, there is a 3D printer for three inhabitants of the ISS that converts ice cream and fresh fruit and plastic used in new parts.

The turkey plates for Thanksgiving dinner – which can be re-watered, of course – in an oriental position, an American, a German and a Russian are currently living.

The lab is also preparing for another anniversary: ​​on Tuesday, it celebrates its 20th anniversary in orbit. The first chapter was issued on 20 November 1998 from Kazakhstan.

This Cygnus capsule was named John Young in honor of the legendary astronaut who made his step into the Moon, and he was commanded on the first flight of a space shuttle that passed away last January.

This is the first commercial capsule from Northrop Grumman. The company bought Orbital ATK in June. SpaceX is the other provider of NASA to send material to the ISS.

The ship also conducts experiments to observe, among other things, how its cement solidifies in weight. There is also a medical equipment, space suit and other items to replace those who did not come last month after a failure in their Russian rocket. Two astronauts in Soyuz survived after an emergency landing. Another three astronauts are scheduled to leave Kazakhstan on 3 December.

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