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SCIENCE ABOARD THE NG-15 CARGO MISSION TO ISS, Feb 11, 2021, virtual, 1:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a media teleconference on February 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET to discuss science investigations that will be aboard Northrop Grumman’s NG-15 cargo mission for delivery to the International Space Station. NG-15 is scheduled for launch on February 20.

Audio of the teleconference will air on NASA Live.

Participants are:

  • Heidi Parris, associate program scientist for the International Space Station Program, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Mark Fernandez, solutions architect for Converged Edge Systems at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and principal investigator of Spaceborne Computer-2, a high-performance commercial, off-the-shelf computer system being studied to increase data processing speeds for science aboard the space station
  • Nicole Wagner, president and CEO of LambdaVision, and Jordan Greco, chief scientific officer of LambdaVision, who will discuss their second experiment being sent to the space station to study the advantages of manufacturing artificial retinas in space
  • Siva Vanapalli, professor of chemical engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, who will talk about Micro-16, an investigation studying muscle strength changes in worms to help better understand muscle weakening that astronauts can experience in microgravity
  • Victoria Drago, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toledo in Ohio, who will share the Real-time Protein Crystal Growth-2 experiment, which will demonstrate new methods for producing high-quality protein crystals in microgravity
  • Kerry Lee, Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Radiation System manager, who will discuss A-HoSS, a radiation detection system developed for the Orion spacecraft and certified for use on NASA’s Artemis II mission, the mission to carry a crew of astronauts aboard the spacecraft in orbit around the Moon



February 11
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm