The Virginia Spaceport Authority, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, and Northrop Grumman celebrated the the 14th successful resupply mission to the International Space Station on August 10th, 2021. The mission, named NG-16, launched at 6:01 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A located at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. It carried approximately 8,200 pounds of cargo including crew supplies, hardware, and scientific research to support long-term space exploration missions, lunar habitats, and safe reentry into Earth’s atmosphere.

The Cygnus spacecraft was named in honor of the first Asian American astronaut, Ellison Onizuka. Hired by NASA in 1978, Onizuka's first spaceflight was aboard the space shuttle Discovery in January 1985. He tragically lost his life aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1986.

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