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SpaceX Sends Nickelodeon Slime to the ISS For, Yes, Science

In a partnership that's out of this world, Nickelodeon has teamed up with NASA and SpaceX to send the slime they are so synonymous with into space.

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have been victims to slime attacks during Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards. Just this year Chris Pratt, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and DJ Khaled were all slimed during the ceremony. It's become a popular staple of the awards show, meaning that if you're a celebrity and are attending, chances are always high you'll end up covered in goo.

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The precious cargo was launched Thursday by one of SpaceX's Dragon capsules alongside 5,500 pounds of experiments and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The slime is expected to arrive on Saturday.

The partnership is intended to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, and will hopefully cultivate interest among children who have a passion for space. And slime.

A tweet by the SC Space Grant Consortium explained that the slime will be used to "educate students on the basic principles of fluid flow in microgravity."

The official ISS Twitter account uploaded photos of their researchers preparing the slime before its journey into space, telling readers: "Stay tuned to learn how non-newtonian fluids behave in microgravity."

For those more interested in seeing the slime used in the way Nickelodeon have popularized, they teased that someone would, inevitably, end up "#slimedinspace."

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