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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. © Steve Nesius
NASA’s Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule is set to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Tuesday. The rocket is filled with nearly 7,500 lbs of science and research, crew supplies and vehicle hardware that will be received by the International Space Station.

The Cygnus is launching its fifth mission at approximately 11:05 PM EST. The Cygnus is expected to be received by the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, March 26th, according to a press release from NASA.

Among the numerous experiments that NASA plans on conducting with the supplies transported by the Cygnus, an interesting one pertains to "regolith" found on other planets and comets. Regolith, better known as "soil" can be taken from asteroids, comets, the moon, and other airless worlds.