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SpaceX Dragon Flying Mice in Space & More for NASA (Infographic)

Chart shows a few items of cargo aboard SpaceX-4.
The SpaceX-4 mission to the ISS will carry aboard some unusual items. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has teamed up with Cobra Puma Golf, a sports accessory firm, on experiments for the SpaceX-4 mission to the International Space Station launching in September 2014. The payload manifest includes some materials-science experiments that could benefit the sports company, as well as a few more unusual items.

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Karl's association with Space.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. From 2010 to 2016, Karl worked as an infographics specialist across all editorial properties of Purch (formerly known as TechMediaNetwork).  Before joining Space.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University and now works as a freelance graphic designer in New York City.