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Posted by Jennifer Sokolowsky on February 4, 2011 05:45 PM
To Infinity and Beyond – and Beer
Space is the final frontier — and although space tourism is in its infancy, there may come a day when Spring Break is spent on a space ship rather than on a beach. There’s just one problem: It's difficult to drink beer in space.
As Vostok Space Beer explains on its website, “First, the sense of taste is reduced due to mild swelling of the tongue. Second, drinking beers can be uncomfortable – bubbles do not rise to the top, because there is no “top” in space. So if you have to burp, you will burp both beer and bubbles.” Well, that is a problem.
Luckily, Vostok, a joint venture between Saber Astronautics Australia and the 4-Pines Brewing Company, is on it, developing a beer that can be drunk in “microgravity and on Earth. “ The recipe is based on a stout and Vostok has contracted with Astronauts4Hire to test the beer in weightlessness onboard a series of parabolic flights. Meanwhile, the beer is available for purchase on Earth at retail locations in Australia. Here’s to the future!Continue reading...