Alcohol in space. Space Talks interview.

Have you ever wondered what is the most popular alcohol… in space? It can be said that the history of alcohol drinking in space began with the beginning of crewed flights. Already during the Gagarin mission in 1961 on board, quite legally, there were 160 grams of Armenian cognac. According to the assumption was to serve as a possible disinfectant for wounds. Alcohol returned to Earth in total, but later in many missions, there were mentions of “Armenian sauce” to relieve stress.

Has it become the most popular alcohol in space today? And what will we drink in the future, both in orbit and in human settlements on the Moon or Red Planet? Is the vision of Martian algae beer just fiction, or is there any research currently being done in this area?

You can find out all about it from the conversation of Łukasz Wilczyński, the author of the Space Talks vlog with Chris Carberry, the CEO of Explore Mars, Inc., and the author of the unique book “Alcohol in Space: Past, Present, Future”. We invite you to watch, share, comment, and, of course, subscribe.


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Co-founder of the European Space Foundation. The originator of the European Rover Challenge project. Experienced dot-connector and communication consultant specializing in technology and innovation (data and content-driven communication). Owner of a PR consultancy working in the CEE region. Very committed space advocate. Author of articles and whitepapers on science and technology. Media pundit on the topics of space exploration and space technology transfer. Speaker and lecturer, organizer and moderator of conferences and events. In the past European Coordinator of The Mars Society and spokesperson of TMS in Poland. For his space advocacy work, Lukasz was awarded a unique award Tiuterra Crystal created by the Austrian Space Forum in collaboration with Swarovski. He joined the previous winners’ ranks, such as Head of SpaceX Elon Musk, former head of NASA Charles Bolden, or head of the UN space sector agency, Dr. Simonetta di Pippo and European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. After hours, he explores programming, viewing it as learning a new foreign language of the future.