Supplies, cargo reach International Space Station

Employing a two-stage Antares rocket, the Cygnus spacecraft launched from NASA's Wallop's Island, Virginia, on Saturday (February 20).

Northrop Grumman has named the spacecraft the "S.S. Katherine Johnson," as a tribute to the pioneering African American NASA mathematician whose life story inspired the film "Hidden Figures," according to

The aerospace company has a tradition of naming each of its spaceships after "an individual who has played a pivotal role in human spaceflight," according to its website.