Cygnus brings supplies, experiments, and new capabilities to the ISS
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA -- On Saturday, February 19, 2022, Northrop Grumman's Antares 230+ rocket lifted off from Launchpad 0A at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, en route to the International Space Station, carrying fresh supplies and additional science experiments and investigations to be performed on board. Cygnus was successfully installed on station on Monday, February 21.
Two of the experiments carried to orbit focus on human biology:
- MicroQuin 3D Tumor are looking to develop new insight into cell proteins targeted by cancer drugs, specifically those treating prostate and breast cancer cells.
- Colgate and Palmolive are sponsoring a study in skin aging, using engineered human skin cells, to test a hypothesis about an accelerated aging-like response of those cells in microgravity. The results of this study could lead to future ability to test products aimed at protecting skin from the aging process.
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