Top 10 space-related drinks launches

Space beer bottle and cocktail glasses

Last year, space engineer Dr Jason Held unveiled a bottle, which 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 familiarity of the beer drinking experience.

Saber Astronautics partnered with Jaron Mitchell of 4 Pines Brewery on the design of the bottle, which CEO Jason Held describes as being “a lot like a small spacecraft fuel tank”.

But this wasn’t the first space-age drinking device created. In 2015, an ingenious invention emerged on crowdfunding site Kickstarter with the aim of allowing astronauts to enjoy a Martini.

The Zero Gravity Cocktail Project was spearheaded by the Cosmic Lifestyle Corporation (CLC), an organisation formed in 2014 with the aim of designing domestic products for space. Made up of experts in fields as diverse as mixology, engineering, space and design, the zero gravity martini glass was the first of several projects aimed at improving the comfort of astronauts and future space travellers and to “inspire people to dream big about living in off-world.”

The complex glasses are printed using 3D machines, with it taking 15 hours to print one glass.

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