Scientists Will Send Wine into Space for the First Time

Space Cargo Unlimited, a company that conducts biological research in microgravity conditions, will send 12 bottles of wine to the ISS. Scientists want to understand how the fluid is affected by microgravity and increased radiation, writes “Agro-Center”.

The company will send a dozen bottles of wine made by Northrop Grumman to the International Space Station (ISS). These will be the first glass bottles to travel into space.

“We believe that storing these specimens at the ISS for some time in microgravity and micro-radiation conditions can have a positive effect on bacteria,”

said Professor Philip Darriet, Head of Mission and Director of the Bordeaux Institute for Wine Studies, where the wine will be analyzed upon its return to the Earth.

Researchers wish to study objects at the International Space Station that are in a state of microgravity. Besides, in the absence of Earth’s atmosphere, objects in space are exposed to radiation more than objects on Earth. These conditions mean that biological processes are changing and scientists want to see how they will affect the composition of wine.

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