SpaceX to launch Nickelodeon slime, soccer ball into space

Nickelodeon ships slime off to space

(CNN) - Scientists on the International Space Station will soon be playing with Nickelodeon slime.

The children’s television network is launching a publicity campaign that includes a package of slime to be launched this week in a SpaceX Dragon capsule.

Astronauts will take video of how slime moves in micro-gravity.

“We’re going to slime a couple of astronauts and put it through a couple demonstrations,” Andrew Machles, a spokesperson for Nickelodeon parent company Viacom, told CNN Business.

A total of 5,500 other experiments will also be delivered to the space station, including one with an Adidas soccer ball.

All the material will be used to develop a curriculum for young students.

The launch is set for Wednesday evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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