The International Space Station is about to get slimy, or at least with Nickelodeon’s iconic green slime, featured on such shows as “Slime Time Live” in the early 2000s and Double Dare from back in the 1980s. Some of this slime will launch into space today (July 24) aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft in food-grade pouches. However, this isn’t meant for ISS crew members to slime each other, but rather experiments. Read more for a video and additional information.
These experiments, titled “Non-Newtonian Fluids in Microgravity,” will study the physical properties of the slime in microgravity through a series of experiments, while astronauts record videos of the “zero-g” slime. There will be some fun as astronauts are set to play a game of “slime pong,” where ping-pong paddles are going to be used to bat slime back and forth. They’ll also fill balloons with slime before throwing them around the ISS and even blow slime bubbles.