Adidas launches footwear research into space so it can make better sneakers
Adidas is one of the latest companies to send materials to the International Space Station in the name of science. Or, in this particular case, more comfortable footwear.
Dozens of pellets made from the same plastic that Adidas (ADDDF) melds into the soles of sneakers will arrive at the International Space Station after SpaceX launched the experiment Friday at 11:50 pm ET from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The pellets were packed among 4,500 pounds of supplies. Over the past decade, NASA has worked with SpaceX to launch thousands of pounds of food, toiletries and other items that sustain the astronauts living aboard the International Space Station —but often packed among the cargo are some brand-name research experiments.
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