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Aussie Brewery Creates Space Beer 118

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the drunk-in-spaaaaaace dept.
astroengine writes "An Australian brewing company has created the world's first beer that can be consumed in space. 4-Pines Brewing Company teamed up with Saber Astronautics Australia, tirelessly testing different brews on zero-G flights last year. They have now finalized the winning formula, calling the beer 'Vostok' — after the spacecraft flown by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. The beverage is a strong-tasting stout with reduced carbonation to avoid the dreaded microgravity 'wet burp.'"
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  • Re:Priorities? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Facegarden (967477) on Friday March 04, 2011 @04:25PM (#35383490)

    This is real Nerd news, but there are sometimes I wonder why? Shouldn't we have higher priorities to spend money on? Space elevator, far space travel, populate Mars (coz frankly we are getting too crowded on earth)? But beer in space? Just what we need, some drunk space pilot docking to the space station. This is why I have no hope for the human race. Sure, I could lighten up, but I'm ready for the younger generation to get off my earth lawn!

    Umm, isn't this the same tired argument people use *every* time someone does something other than cure cancer?

    "OMG, why are you playing baseball, there's cancer to be cured!"

    "Why are you playing guitar, there are starving people in Africa!'

    "Why are you studying journalism, you should be studying engineering and solving the energy crisis!"

    No matter what you are doing, there is always something more noble to be done, but we can't all be doing noble things. There's nothing wrong with brewing beer for consumption in space, or making Justin Bieber lunchboxes for kids or making yet another iPad case. People should do whatever they're best at, or whatever makes them happy.

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