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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 – …

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Happy

Makes me think of...

...the special fizzy drink in Roal Dahl's /BFG/. With the bubbles that go down instead of up.

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Boffin

Makes be damn proud to be an Aussie!

One small sip for man... one giant gulp for mankind.....

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Pint

But Isn't Everything...

...in Australia already inverted anyway?

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Coffee/keyboard

The only problem

Is it comes from queensland, the home of the undrinkable XXXX

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Joke

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.

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Pint

Now this

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

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Next step:

Space-meat pie floater? Because when you're pisched you really need something greasy to eat.

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Anonymous Coward

Old news for Australia

It's called Foster. And it's particularly suitable for space because it involves recycled urine.

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Coat

Space?

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).

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doubly apt

'Vostok' is Russian for East, Queensland is in the NE of Australia....

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Pint

logistics ?

So how many stubbies can you fit in a Falcon 9 & who's going to empty the recycle bin?

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IR

So

a low gravity beer then?

In what direction do the bubble go in zero-g?

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Pint

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?

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CO2?

Clearly space brew must have its fizz provided by O2, not CO2.

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Pint

I guess Aus has given up...

...on trying to invent a beer that is drinkable on Earth.

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Anonymous Coward

Getting their priorities straight

On successful completion of this research project I forecast the announcement of the Australian space program.

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