No research has been done on the effects of alcohol on people in a microgravity environment. For example, no one knows how alcohol absorption and metabolism differ in space compared with Earth. Well, that's about to change. I am proud to announce that the 4-Pines Brewing Company and Saber Astronautics Australia (through a joint venture called Vostok Pty Ltd) have hired Astronauts4Hire (A4H) to test the first beer meant for consumption in space. It is intended to meet anticipated demand from the upcoming space tourism market.
|Vostok Space Beer. Image Credit: Alex R. Green|