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Cygnus cargo ship honoring ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson arrives at space station


 Worms, an advanced supercomputer, an artificial retina experiment and more arrived at the International Space Station on a Cygnus cargo ship Monday (Feb. 22) after a two-day spaceflight.

The Northrop Grumman Cygnus NG-15 spacecraft bearing these experiments and more than 8,200 lbs. (3,719 kilograms) of supplies pulled up to orbiting complex at 4:38 a.m. EST (0938 GMT). The spacecraft is named after Katherine Johnson, a Black NASA mathematician and “Hidden Figure” best known for assisting with the first human moon-landing mission, Apollo 11, in 1969.



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