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2021-04-22 7:16:13 AM  
I would still want beer in space like I would on Earth.
 
2021-04-22 7:31:58 AM  
I'm going to out on limb here and say this probably has more to do with radiation than weightlessness (they may not want to admit that).

While the ISS is "shielded", its not a bank vault or like the Earth's EM field plus 100 miles of atmosphere.

Its well within the (current) human tolerance spec, but for the guy in TFA to say "on the ISS you're protected from radiation" is an oversimplification at best. It has are windows. And even if you are protected on the ISS there's getting to and from the station.
 
2021-04-22 7:41:41 AM  

kdawg7736: I would still want beer in space like I would on Earth.


I heard that in space, the fluids in your nose are floating so you're stuffed up, and you're taking decongestants for that, so your sense of taste is all screwed up and the air smells from all the life support, filtering and body odor.

While they all get to pick what meals they want to take, once up there they don't want to eat any of that, and they're trading food all the time.

So, no very likely you might not.
 
2021-04-22 7:48:41 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: kdawg7736: I would still want beer in space like I would on Earth.

I heard that in space, the fluids in your nose are floating so you're stuffed up, and you're taking decongestants for that, so your sense of taste is all screwed up and the air smells from all the life support, filtering and body odor.

While they all get to pick what meals they want to take, once up there they don't want to eat any of that, and they're trading food all the time.

So, no very likely you might not.


The way you describe it, I'd probably need beer in space.
 
2021-04-22 8:03:19 AM  
as always, this horrific thing we always bought from the discount shelf at Kappy's. for like $3-4, *snrk*

everyone has to slam shots of it in continuous turn, and every time shout, "SPACE BOOZE!"

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2021-04-22 8:06:54 AM  
3,000 clams for a bottle. I've splurged on Opus One and Cakebread and others. And they are really good. I'm not sure 3k scales on the "really good" yardstick, though.
 
2021-04-22 8:44:44 AM  

kdawg7736: I would still want beer in space like I would on Earth.


The carbonation will totally jack you up in the micro-g environment since the body can't expell it well. I would stick to distilled beer like drinks such as whisky/ey and bourbon.
 
2021-04-22 9:48:03 AM  
I tasted Petrus once. The people at the next table left about half a bottle when they paid their bill and the waiter brought it over to us. I would say it was very good wine, but certainly not worth the price compared to other wines from Bordeaux.

Now I would like someone to leave some Romanee-Conti. The price for that wine makes Petrus look like it came from the bargain bin.

As far as aging wine in space, it seems just like another stop along the way in finding out how to create better tasting wine.  Somebody if the distant past figured out ageing  wine in oak barrels made it taste better.
 
2021-04-22 10:40:18 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: kdawg7736: I would still want beer in space like I would on Earth.

I heard that in space, the fluids in your nose are floating so you're stuffed up, and you're taking decongestants for that, so your sense of taste is all screwed up and the air smells from all the life support, filtering and body odor.

While they all get to pick what meals they want to take, once up there they don't want to eat any of that, and they're trading food all the time.

So, no very likely you might not.


How about bourbon?
 
2021-04-22 3:10:45 PM  
 
2021-04-22 11:10:05 PM  
I can see this being a thing for oligarchs who want to lord it over others that their $20,000 bottle of wine came from SPACE and that only peasants drink terrestrial wines.
 
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