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Cygnus NG-13



The Cygnus spacecraft launched Saturday aboard the Antares rocket is named the S.S. Robert H. Lawrence in honor of Air Force Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. Lawrence was the first African American to be selected as an astronaut in the U.S. space program.

The S.S. Robert Lawrence is packed with 7,445 pounds (3,377 kilograms) of supplies and experiments heading to the International Space Station. Here’s a breakdown of the cargo manifest provided by NASA: 3,501 pounds (1,588 kilograms) of vehicle hardware; 2,129 pounds (966 kilograms) of scientific investigation; 1,570 pounds (712 kilograms) of crew supplies; 179 pounds (81 kilograms) of spacewalk equipment and 66 pounds (30 kilograms) of computer resources.

Alternate Names

  • CygnusNG13
  • 45175

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2020-02-15
Launch Vehicle: Antares
Launch Site: Wallops Island, United States

Funding Agency

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States)


  • Resupply/Refurbishment/Repair

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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