The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Saturday successfully launched the S.S. Kalpana Chawla Cygnus into space for its resupply mission.

The Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission is headed for the ISS and is set to rendezvous with the space station on October 5.

“Launch success! We have confirmed that the solar arrays are fully deployed on the S.S. Kalpana Chawla #Cygnus. Next stop @Space_Station!” Northrop Grumman tweeted from its official account.

“Cygnus is set to rendezvous with the @Space_Station on Oct. 5, with live coverage on @NASA TV beginning at 3:45 a.m. EDT,” it added.

The spacecraft used for the mission has been named in honour of the first female astronaut of Indian descent, Kalpana Chawla.

As a tradition, Northrop Grumman names each Cygnus after an individual “who has played a pivotal role in human spaceflight.”

“Chawla was selected in honour of her prominent place in history as the

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ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cygnus Capital, Inc. (together with its affiliates, “Cygnus Capital”), one of the largest stockholders of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:AHT), beneficially owning approximately 7.8% of the Company’s outstanding common stock, today issued an open letter to the Company’s stockholders urging them to vote at the Company’s upcoming special meeting of stockholders scheduled to be held on October 6, 2020, “AGAINST” the proposals to amend the Company’s corporate charter and approve the issuance of common stock that are conditions to consummating the proposed, highly dilutive exchange offers of all of the Company’s outstanding preferred stock into shares of the Company’s common stock.

The full text of the letter follows:

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September 17, 2020

To Our Fellow Stockholders,

Cygnus Capital, Inc. (together with its affiliates,

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