Gin and rockets
The kind of combination that would make Lester proud...
While wind kept Arianespace's Vega grounded, it was second time lucky for Russia's Meteor-M and a first 100 for Rocket Lab. Scot-built sats hitch a ride to orbit aboard Soyuz Russia sent up another another Soyuz last week, this time the 2.1b variant, carrying the Russian Meteor-M meteorological spacecraft No. 2-2 as its …
At first it was just pure (well 75% ethanol/water mix) alcohol, but of course, this being effectively an army base, some of it started to go 'missing'.
So, they started adding a horrible pink dye to it. However the staff were rocket scientists, so it didn't take long before someone realised you could filter the dye out by using a potato.
Next they tried adding a laxative. The result was that they became very under-manned as everyone was in the toilets.
Finally they started adding methanol, (and publicising the addition), which resulted in one death, and one person going blind, but did seem to cut down the fuel 'losses'.
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