This week, Ninkasi Brewing is sending yeast to space to check viability in cold/weightless environments. The big idea, is to not only brew a terrestrial beer using the space yeast, but perhaps one day brew a full beer in space.
This rocket will shoot the yeast into orbit at 5x the speed of sound (at sea level, that’s 1,701.45 m/s or 3806.04 mph. 16 strains are aboard the rocket.
Don’t ya just love craft beer? Video to follow…
Below: The above rocket, headed skyward.