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ISS Astronauts Test Estee Lauder 'Advanced Night Repair' Skin Serum

International Space Station (ISS) astronauts will test Estée Lauder's "Advanced Night Repair" skin serum; footage may appear in advertisements. The skin serum will launch to the space station at the end of this month aboard a Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft.

"We're dedicating a modest amount of crew time — just 5% — to commercial and marketing activities because a robust commercial space economy will support national interests and our Congressional direction to transition 'to a regime where NASA is one of many customers of a low-Earth orbit commercial human space flight enterprise,'" Phil McAlister, director of commercial spaceflight development at NASA headquarters

Golden Age science fiction author Jack Williamson had already thought about space advertising in 1939, having published his One Against The Legion in Astounding. Let's just say that Williamson's conception was somewhat grander - the New Moon Casino Satellite with its advertising visible from space - or the Earth.

But the rising sign, as it had been designed to do, held his eyes. A vast circle of scarlet stars came up into the greenish desert dusk. They spun giddily, came and went, changed suddenly to a lurid yellow. Then garish blue-and-orange letters flashed a legend:

Tired, Mister? Bored, Sister? Then come with me—The disk became a red-framed animated picture of a slender girl in white, tripping up the gangway of a New Moon liner. She turned, and the gay invitation of her smile changed into burning words: Out in the New Moon, just ask for what you want...
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