This French wine is truly out of this world. The SpaceX capsule will bring a case of Bordeaux back to Earth when it splashes down Wednesday — and it’s no vin ordinaire after aging in outer space for more than a year. The intoxicating cargo was shipped to
Published: 2021-01-12 05:28 pm
SpaceX  bringing a case of space-aged Bordeaux wine back to Earth
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This French wine is truly out of this world.

The SpaceX capsule will bring a case of Bordeaux back to Earth when it splashes down Wednesday — and it’s no vin ordinaire after aging in outer space for more than a year.

The intoxicating cargo was shipped to the International Space Station in November 2019 as part of an experiment launched by a Luxembourg-based startup company.

“Our goal is to tackle the solution of how we’re going to have an agriculture tomorrow that is both organic and healthy and able to feed humanity,” said Space Cargo Unlimited co-founder Nicolas Gaume.

“And we think space was the key,” he said.

Besides, Gaume added, future moon or Mars explorers may want a little bit of Cabernet Sauvignon with their space rations.

“Being French, it’s part of life to have some good food and good wine,” he explained.

The 12 bottles were corked and carefully packed in steel cylinders to avoid breakage.

They’re part of a larger cargo load that includes 320 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vine snippets sent into space in March and several mice.

The bottled wine will remain sealed until at least next month, when one or two will be popped open for a tasting in Bordeaux — followed by months of chemical testing to determine the impact of space on the pricey grape juice.

The SpaceX Dragon capsule is due to splash down Wednesday night.

With Post wires

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