This isn’t your typical science experiment.
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With the help of SpaceX’s recent successful launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, Nickelodeon’s slime – known for dousing contestants on “You Can’t Do That on Television” and “Double Dare,” will make its space science debut at the International Space Station.
The study: “Non-Newtonian Fluids in Microgravity.”
Translation (according to NASA): Nickelodeon Slime in Space.
In short, fans of the network’s iconic green slime will soon have answers to the question: how does the substance behave in microgravity?
Astronauts plan to discover their findings in Nickelodeon-style fashion too; they’ll use ping-pong paddles to see how the blob of slime behaves when they bat it back-and-forth.
The experiment is much like a 2017 one, in which astronauts slung water between each other in zero gravity.
The experiment is meant to collect data and inspire kids ages 2-15 to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts.
NASA plans to showcase their slime ping pong after they get a hold of the experiment when it reaches the ISS Friday.
The capsule contains more than 5,000 pounds of other experiments for astronauts to also conduct.