Northrop Grumman has recently sent another mission to the International Space Station with 3,700 kilograms of cargo, which also included seven pizzas – one for each astronaut on the ISS. In addition to the pizzas, Cygnus's cargo includes fresh apples, tomatoes, kiwi, and cheese platters.
The launch took place as part of the company's contract with NASA to resupply food and materials to the ISS. This was Northrop Grumman's 16th mission, and the cargo it took to the ISS became the largest in the company's history.
The mission consists of the Antares launch vehicle, capable of lifting a load of up to 8 thousand kilos, and the Cygnus capsule. During each mission, it is named after a person who made a significant contribution to the development of astronautics.
Cygnus arrived at the ISS on August 12. It will now be there for about three months and eventually travel back to Earth with almost 3,800 kilograms of cargo used.