Techshot to Provide Partial Gravity for Cement Solidification Test Aboard International Space Station
— Study expected to aid the design of space habitats and improve cement processing techniques on Earth —
GREENVILLE, Ind. (November 12, 2018) – The Techshot Multi-use Variable-g Platform (MVP), a privately-owned and operated device aboard the International Space Station (ISS) designed to conduct research at varying gravity levels, will this month host a Pennsylvania State University experiment studying how cement may behave on the surfaces of extraterrestrial bodies. Cement and MVP experiment modules are expected to launch November 15 aboard an uncrewed Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo vehicle on mission NG-10 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, a commercial space launch facility located at the southern tip of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island in Virginia.