There’s only one element in the universe that could possibly make the majestic view of the Earth from outer space even more god-like. That, of course, would be beer.
That’s the idea, anyway, behind a Beer in Space tour currently being planned by Australian pub tour operator Thirsty Swagman.
Successful early “space beer” tests have the company hoping to get its tour buzzing off the launch pad by 2012 or 2013.
“We want to be the first tour company to offer beer in space,” says Thirsty Swagman owner Kenneth Hart.
In space, the company will provide a brew specially crafted by the Australia-based 4 Pines Brewing Company to be consumed in a low-gravity environment.
In February, the beer successfully completed the first of several trial flights, according to a press release by Saber Astronautics Australia, a Sydney-based space-engineering company that has partnered with 4 PInes to help develop the world’s first space beer… read more >