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.