World’s first space beer bottle prepares to launch

12th April, 2018 by Lucy Shaw

We’ve had beer brewed with space yeast and an Oregon IPA sent into orbit via helium balloon and now the first beer bottle designed for space travel is preparing to launch.

Jaron Mitchell of 4 Pines Brewing Company in Sydney with his space beer bottle design

The brainchild of space engineer Dr Jason Held, the bottle uses modified technology from fuel tanks to defy the challenges of drinking beer in zero gravity.

Inspired by the “unique surface of the moon” and “the sensation of floating in space”, the black aluminium bottle design includes a ‘wicking’ insert that allows the beer to flow in zero gravity.

Each bottle features a removable cup for use back on earth and the traditional silhouette was used to preserve the….

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