SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Is Sending Groundbreaking Science to the ISS





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Published on Jul 18, 2019

SpaceX is launching their Falcon 9 Rocket on its 18th resupply mission to the International Space Station. The experiments onboard, including everything from bioprinting organs to researching the effects of microgravity on the human body, will help scientists understand microgravity more than ever before.

The U.S. ISS National Lab is sending 25 scientific projects, an all-time high for a resupply mission, of which 17 are private-sector projects sponsored by the lab. Goodyear is testing the production of new silica forms and structures to inform future evaluations of manufacturing tires, while Adidas is including soccer balls to study how a spherical, free-flying object rotates in space to help inform how free-flying objects interact with their environment.

Nickelodeon is even filming how slime acts in microgravity to teach its young viewers about the basics of fluid dynamics.

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