Space Beer Gears Up For Takeoff Next Year

Space Beer Gears Up For Takeoff Next Year
Design

Vostok Space Beer launched a crowdfunding campaign for the future of tourism: a bottle engineered to pour in zero gravity and a recipe that tastes as good as it does on Earth

Ivanha Paz
  • 17 april 2018

The world’s first space beer bottle is ready to launch, thanks to engineer Dr. Jason Held, CEO of Saber Astronautics, and Jaron Mitchell of 4 Pines Brewery in Australia. The bottle is being developed by Mitchell’s Space Beer Company, Vostok, with a crowd funding campaign launched on Indiegogo April 7.

“With space tourism a burgeoning reality and hundreds of rejoicing happy space fans booked on flights into space, we wanted to be well prepared,” reads the Vostok mission. “Let’s face it, just like history has told us with pretty much every other human conquest and beer coming in very close behind it, these intergalactic holidaymakers will want to enjoy a tasty beer while floating around in outta space.”

To make beer drinkable and as tasty as it is on Earth, they had to recreate the recipe completely, since the tongue swells and the senses dull in space. They then had to make a bottle that would be able to pour liquid in zero gravity. “It’s basically like making a fuel tank for your beer,” reads the crowdfunding page. The campaign hopes to reach $1 million USD in order to have the beer ready for commercial space flights next year.

Vostok

The world’s first space beer bottle is ready to launch, thanks to engineer Dr. Jason Held, CEO of Saber Astronautics, and Jaron Mitchell of 4 Pines Brewery in Australia. The bottle is being developed by Mitchell’s Space Beer Company, Vostok, with a crowd funding campaign launched on Indiegogo April 7.

+alcohol
+Beer
+crowdfunding
+Food
+Grocery
+Indiegogo
+space tourism
+USA

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