No, it’s not April 1: according to wire service AFP, there really are beer researchers at the Queensland University of Technology, and they’re working on a project to brew a beer suitable for consumption in space. Lead researcher Martin Castillo told AFP the physiology of space flight – particularly swelling of the tongue – …
Makes me think of...
...the special fizzy drink in Roal Dahl's /BFG/. With the bubbles that go down instead of up.
Makes be damn proud to be an Aussie!
One small sip for man... one giant gulp for mankind.....
But Isn't Everything...
...in Australia already inverted anyway?
The only problem
Is it comes from queensland, the home of the undrinkable XXXX
brewing beer in zero G sounds tricky
I guess the problem of continuously separating the fermentation bubbles from the beer is solvable, by brewing inside a slow centrifuge in order to simulate gravity.
Is real science.
Cheers to all the buys anf girls in banana bender country. Once done their next task will be how to do a BBQ in zero gravity. Solve those two great engineering questions and I'll be ready to take that giant step into the final frontier
Space-meat pie floater? Because when you're pisched you really need something greasy to eat.
Old news for Australia
It's called Foster. And it's particularly suitable for space because it involves recycled urine.
Now that's what I call planning.
Getting yourself a beer that will work in space BEFORE the rest of the world exiles you to New Australia (aka Moon prison).
'Vostok' is Russian for East, Queensland is in the NE of Australia....
So how many stubbies can you fit in a Falcon 9 & who's going to empty the recycle bin?
a low gravity beer then?
In what direction do the bubble go in zero-g?
Beer in Space
Maybe they need Olde Frothingslosh. The pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom.
HMM... Which is the bottom in space?
Clearly space brew must have its fizz provided by O2, not CO2.
I guess Aus has given up...
...on trying to invent a beer that is drinkable on Earth.
Getting their priorities straight
On successful completion of this research project I forecast the announcement of the Australian space program.