MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Wed, 25 Nov 2020 17:20:21 +0000 8,000-pound shipment headed to space station http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/aa70db9332344638ba9e90447aa0a7d6 Northrop Grumman is preparing to launch a cargo ship with an 8,000-pound shipment on Thursday from Wallops Island, Virginia, to the International Space Station. Perhaps the most unique payload: Estee Lauder’s newest wrinkle serum. (Oct. 1) aa70db9332344638ba9e90447aa0a7d6 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 20:03:41 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: MUST CREDIT NASA++VIDEO AND AUDIO QUALITY AS INCOMING++NASA – MUST CREDIT NASAStar City, Russia – 25 September 2020++EDIT STARTS ON SOUNDBITE++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Kate Rubins, NASA Astronaut:"Yeah, space station is an incredible place to do science and for exploration projects, and so the fact that we can open this up to commercial companies who are conducting their experiments there as well. This is, I think this is just incredible. The more access we have to space and to microgravity, the more folks can get done in terms of science and research and what they're looking at. So, for example, we have pharmaceutical companies that are looking at their drug formulations, trying to target diseases, understand fundamental processes about how cells are organizing or communicating in microgravity, allows us to study this in a slightly different way without that influence of gravity. So some of these experiments might not be possible on Earth. And so I think the more people that we open up access to space to, the more possibilities we have for, for some pretty exciting research and discovery. And just generally getting people excited about exploration and having them have some stake in the future of human space exploration."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++ STORYLINE:Northrop Grumman is preparing to launch an 8,000-pound shipment on Thursday from Wallops Island, Virginia, to the International Space Station.Aboard the Cygnus capsule: a $23 million titanium toilet, air tanks to make up for a slight space station leak, radish seeds for greenhouse growing and a cinematic 360-degree VR camera for you-are-there-spacewalk shots.Perhaps the most unique payload: Estee Lauder's newest wrinkle serum.The cosmetics company is paying $128,000 for an out-of-this-world photo shoot, part of NASA's push to open the final frontier to marketing, industry and tourism."The fact that we can open this up to commercial companies who are conducting their experiments … is just incredible," NASA astronaut Kate Rubins told The Associated Press. "The more people that we open up access to space to, the more possibilities we have," Rubins said.The serum is fragrance-free. The 10 bottles will remain sealed until returned to Earth early next year.The launch is scheduled for 9:38 p.m. EDT and is expected to be visible from the East Coast of the United States.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Northrop Grumman is preparing to launch a cargo ship with an 8,000-pound shipment on Thursday from Wallops Island, Virginia, to the International Space Station. Perhaps the most unique payload: Estee Lauder’s newest wrinkle serum. (Oct. 1) 8,000-pound shipment headed to space station