This French wine is truly out of this world.
The SpaceX capsule brings a case of Bordeaux back to Earth when it sprays down Wednesday – and it’s no ordinary wine after aging in outer space for more than a year.
The intoxicating cargo was sent to the International Space Station in November 2019 as part of an experiment launched by a Luxembourg start-up company.
“Our goal is to tackle the solution of how we should have an agriculture tomorrow that is both organic and healthy and capable of feeding humanity,” said Space Cargo Unlimited co-founder Nicolas Gaume.
“And we think space was the key,” he said.
In addition, Gaume, future lunar or Mars explorers may have added a little bit of Cabernet Sauvignon with their space rations.
“Being French is a part of life, having good food and good wine,”
The 12 bottles were corked and carefully packed in steel bottles to avoid breakage.
They are part of a larger cargo that includes 320 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines sent into space in March and more mice.
That bottled wine remains sealed until at least next month, when one or two are opened for tasting in Bordeaux – followed by months of chemical testing to determine the room’s impact on the expensive grape juice.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule is due to squirt down Wednesday night.
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