Science! Asking the important questions.

I suppose if we ever get governments the hell out of the way and actually get people into space, this will swiftly become an important question

Not content with having the best whisky in the world, Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to take its whisky out of this world and into space.

The Japanese brewing and distilling company said this week it would send a total of six samples of its whiskies and other alcoholic beverages to the International Space Station, where they will be kept for at least a year to study the effect zero gravity has on aging.

Wherever we have ever gone, there was booze. Wherever we ever go, there will be booze. One way or another. It just seems to be an imperative.

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5 Responses to Science! Asking the important questions.

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    Hmmm… just wonder how large the “samples” are… and what sort of security measures might be needed to keep them from being consumed for that long…

    On the other hand, not sure why the aging process would be so important. Maybe it is time to experiment with actual fermentation in space.

    In addition, no real space exploration will be possible until ship builders can overcome the zero gravity thing… humans simply are not built to tolerate that for long.

  2. Ben says:

    It sounds to me more like publicity gimmickry than science, but as long as they are paying plenty for the privilege I have no particular objections.

  3. Keith says:

    Japanese whisky.hmmm
    Nothing against folks with Scottish names, but following recent politics emanating from that heathen place,.

    Finding other sources of whiskey, that don’t involve payments to Scottish politics, has taken on some urgency in this area.

  4. Kevin Wilmeth says:

    Of course there’s booze! Decent people need something to dull the sound of the nattering class…

  5. Mark Matis says:

    Our Russian friends have already brought their brew to the International Space Station a while ago. And I suspect they took it to their old MIR station as well, back when it was still on orbit. So the Asians are somewhat Johnny-come-latelies…

    Of course, while it’s merely rice wine to you, it’s sake to me…

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