Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Beer in space....sort of.

The Japanese Sapporo beer company has recently brewed up 100 liters of space beer. No, it wasn't brewed in space, but on Earth from barley that was grown on board the ISS. It's not available for purchase either. Imagine how much it would cost if it was?
Of course this isn't space friendly also so the crew won't be enjoying the beer. One major problem with carbonated drinks is space is that the fizz remains suspended in the drink. Normally, the liquid would settle in your stomach, and the fizz rises to the top for a satisfying burp! In space, the same thing would come out as a "wet burp" - use your imagination for that.

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