Scientists design a space beer bottle that could let astronauts enjoy a brew in zero gravity
Astronauts could soon enjoy a beer in space , thanks to a specially-designed beer bottle.
The bottle, dubbed ‘Vostok Space Beer’ has been designed by 4 Pines Brewing and Saber Astronautics Australia, who are crowdfunding the project on Indiegogo .
On their Indiegogo page, the team wrote: “Having successfully created a beer that can be drunk in space, we now need to make the bottle so astronauts and future space tourists can drink in space just as we do on land.
“Your support will allow us to initiate tooling and manufacturing so we can make Vostok Space Beer a reality.
“With your backing, you can play a small role in sending the comforts from home with those who venture beyond our planet.”
While you might think that creating a space beer bottle would be simple, the team faces some serious design challenges.
They wrote: “The biggest challenge is liquid’s inability to pour in zero gravity.
“This means that to drink beer from a bottle the same way that you do on Earth, a special space beer bottle needed to be created.”
So far, the team has come up with two bottle concepts, which are both based on an insert that can wick the beer from the bottom of the bottle to the neck.
Essentially, this turns a normal bottle into fuel tank for the beer.
The team now plans to fill the bottles and send them into space, although on board which spacecraft remains unclear.