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SpaceX To Send Squid Into Space

SpaceX is sending baby squid to the International Space Station. 

The next cargo resupply mission to the ISS is scheduled for June 3rd. The shipment will include supplies, new solar panels and scientific research experiments. The research cargo will contain 128 glow-in-the-dark bobtail squid. They're going to space so researchers can study how the lack of gravity affects the baby sea creatures.

According to CNN, some 5,000 tardigrades, known as water bears, will also be among the precious cargo heading to the station. Both will be involved in experiments there. The first will be to see how water bears tolerate the environment. Researchers also wants to know if the lack of gravity affects symbiotic relationships between the squid and beneficial microbes.

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