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Old 08-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn12388-beer-in-space-a-short-but-frothy-history.html

I don't remember hearing about this...

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Graduate student Kirsten Sterrett at the University of Colorado in the US wrote a thesis on fermentation in space, with support from US beer behemoth Coors. She sent a miniature brewing kit into orbit aboard a space shuttle several years ago and produced a few sips of beer. She later sampled the space brew, but because of chemicals in and near it from her analysis, it didn't taste great by the time she tried it.
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
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I'm shocked the astronauts didn't raid the carboy...

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Unfortunately for thirsty astronauts, beer is poorly suited to space consumption because of the gas it includes. Without gravity to draw liquids to the bottoms of their stomachs, leaving gases at the top, astronauts tend to produce wet burps.
That's it. I'm withdrawing my astronaut application from NASA.
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Under Coors watchful eyes, their first step was to add chemicals to it.

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