CAPE CANAVERAL: Spirits arrived at the international space station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink; distilled spirits.
The six astronauts won't be sneaking a sip. It's all for science.
A Japanese company known for its whiskey and other alcoholic beverages included five types of distilled spirits in a space station cargo ship. The station's big robotic arm operated by Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui grabbed onto the supply craft launched Wednesday by his homeland. Flight controllers helped anchor it down.
The supply ship contains nearly 10,000 pounds of cargo, including the six liquor samples. Suntory Global Innovation Center in Tokyo wants to see if alcoholic beverages mellow the same in space as they do on Earth.
The samples will be used for experiments and will spend at least a year in orbit before being returned to Earth. An identical set of samples will be stored on the ground in Japan.
why they want to do research on whisky in space ??
were they planning to open space bar :p
Babu Rajendran Chandran
If you send whisky for human consumption, then the spaceship or station will start spinning in space and go out of orbit!
This is fantastic. Please setup up a full bar before you allow us to travel there.
Drunk driving is allowed in space?? Salman is angry :)
Oh they could have sent biriyani also...
Next they can deliver nuclear bombs to space Station not to attack any country but for Science as claimed in this matter.
When the Whisky bottles ( half filled with liquid Whisky ) are stored in cup board of the space ship ,the inmates will see liquid Whisky on top half of the bottle and nothing at the bottom half .A ghostly phenomenon ? No scientific one - a sense of Gravitational force in the space station ,
Ha ha Good times for the Aliens!
Every such news or action is a slap in face and kick in stomach for the poor world over!