Wine cellar in space

Rodiano Bonacci
Novembre 7, 2019

Accordingly, the corporate launched an original payload to the International Space Station (ISS) - 12 bottles of wine.

A European start-up recently sent a dozen bottles of red wine to NASA's International Space Station (ISS).

As explained by the company, this experiment will focus on studying the effects of microgravity in space on the fermentation process of red wine. The objective is to develop new flavors and properties for the food business. The crimson Bordeaux wine will age for a yr up there earlier than returning to Earth.

The wine flew up aboard a capsule that blasted off from the United States over the weekend and arrived at the space station on Monday. Every bottle was packed in a metal canister to prevent breakage.

Universities across Europe are involved in the Space Cargo Unlimited experiment, a Luxembourg startup. The area-aged wine shall be in comparison with Bordeaux wine aged on Earth. What's left will go to those who helped pay for the research, according to a company spokeswoman.

This is the first of six space missions planned by Space Cargo Unlimited over the next three years related to the future of agriculture in a changing world.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure", Nicolas Gaume, chief executive and co-founder of Space Cargo Unlimited, said in a statement.

NASA is opening the house station to extra enterprise alternatives like this and, ultimately, even private astronaut missions.

The Cygnus capsule arrived at ISS yesterday contains several commercial ventures. Also on board was an oven for baking chocolate chip cookies, as well as samples of carbon fibre used by Italy's Lamborghini in its sports cars. Scotch also made a visit to space in another experiment.

As for prime-flying wine cellars, this is not the primary.

A French astronaut took along a bottle of wine aboard shuttle Discovery in 1985, which remained corked in orbit.

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