France’s finest and high quality Bordeaux red wine has been delivered to the International Space Station (ISS). However, this wine is not intended for astronauts to drink. These 12 bottles of red wine transported to the space station will be kept there for a year. Scientists want to find out what affects the red wine bottles in space? These wine bottles will be sent to six space missions for the next three years. So that detailed study can be done.
Scientists will study what happens if these bottles are kept in the space station for a year between Zero Gravity ie Weightlessness and Space Radiation. Does their taste change? Will they go bad? Or their quality increases further. If the taste and quality of the liquor filled in these bottles increases, a new revolution will come in the wine industry. Also you can get to drink a bottle of liquor placed in the space.
On Saturday, November 2, these bottles were sent to the space station from Northrop Grummen’s space capsule from Virginia. Which reached the space station on Monday i.e. 4 November. These bottles were sealed in a special metal box and sent to the space station, so that they were not broken on the way. Ongoing studies on red wine include Bordeaux University in France, Bavaria University in Germany and Space Cargo Unlimited, a startup based in Luxembourg.
Professor Michael Erbert of Erlangen-Nuremberg University and associated with this study said that both yeast and bacteria have been used to make this wine. It involves various types of chemical processes. That is why it is right to study in space. The liquor kept in space will be compared to the wine of Bordo kept for the same time on earth. So, it can be found out whether the wine placed on earth is better or kept in space. At the same time, Nicholas Gaume, co-founder of Space Cargo Unlimited said that it is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.