Tuesday, October 19, 2010


You read that right!  There's a third serious attempt at space beer being launched.  This one seems quite a bit more serious than the last two (a NASA study and a company that brewed beer using ingredients grown as part of spaceflight experiments), as this third one is geared directly toward the growing space tourism market.

A group called Austronauts4Hire is planning on conducting tests on a beer that is being designed for consumption in space.  The beer is being developed by an Australian brewery called Australian 4 Pines and an organization called Saber Astronautics Australia with a goal of eventually marketing it to space tourists.  Astronauts4Hire will test the beer in parabolic plane flights run by Zero Gravity.  Goals include getting the flavor, texture, and container just right for drinking in space.

I've said it before, and I will say it again: as soon as space tourism becomes commonplace, just about every earth-bound activity will find its way into space.

Trip to Space
Progress: 6.47%  Flight Time: 0:09:42
Solar Array
Progress: 6.47%  Power: 65W

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