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Estée Lauder is paying NASA $17,500 an hour to take photos in space

TextDominic Cadogan

NASA lotta money

Estée Lauder is taking the term out of this world beauty to another level, with plans to send its famous night serum into space

Earlier this month, NASA announced that it was looking for commercial partners so it would be able to collect samples from the moon. The beauty conglomerate took the space agency up on the offer and will be paying $17,500 an hour to send its serum to the International Space Station for astronauts to take pictures of it. Sadly, they won’t be using it. 

While hurtling around the planet at 17,500 miles per hour (a coincidence), the images and videos will be taken in the most photographed spot on the space station – the Cupola – and will supposedly be used on the brand’s social media accounts. The serum will be sent on a rocket that is set to launch on September 29. 

It’s not the first time NASA has teamed up with a commercial partner. In 2001, Pizza Hut delivered a pizza to the International Space Station. 

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