The French want to send the wine into space. Why?

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The French want to send the wine into space. Why?

Wine — is not just an alcoholic beverage, but the object of scientific research

The Space industry in our days is used not only to study the orbit of our planet, the search for extraterrestrial life or space missions. Some people try using the microgravity environment to conduct various kinds of research that space exploration is in no way connected. For example, the French company Space Unlimited Cargo wants to send to the ISS the wine. But not in order to please the astronauts.

Why send the wine into orbit?

The aim of the Space Cargo Unlimited is conducting biological research in the microgravity environment of earth orbit. In the next year with SpaceX rockets and they plan to send into space a dozen bottles to get a unique varieties of this drink. Scientists want to understand how the fluid is affected by microgravity and cosmic radiation. The experiment starts this year, and the first batch of bottles will fly to the International space station on a rocket, built by Northrop Grumman.

We assume that the storage of these samples on the ISS for some time in space can have a positive effect on the bacteria, says Professor Philip Darriet, scientific head of mission and Director of the Institute for wine studies at the University of Bordeaux, who will be engaged in the analysis of wine after his return to Earth.

Studies of the properties of wine, in fact, have a rather interesting historical connotations. The founder of the company Space Cargo Unlimited Nicolas Geum mentions the story of Louis Pasteur. Father of Microbiology made important discoveries, because Napoleon III was concerned the French exports of wine and asked him to figure out how to improve its properties. Pasteur developed a method of heating a beverage to kill bacteria after fermentation. This method we now know under the name «pasteurization».

It is known that microorganisms contribute to flavor wines as they age over time. Space Cargo Unlimited hopes to understand what distinguishes the process of maturing wine in space compared to the same sample remaining on earth.

In addition, scientists plan to have at least five missions, one of which the ISS will send Mature to study how they grow in this environment. The study may open new winemaking techniques and even allow you to create hardier varieties of grape trees.

And you would like to try «space wine»? Write about it in our . Just keep in mind that this kind of drink to try, it will be possible not soon. The first batch of wine will be studied by scientists, and the second, which will be launched next year has already been sold to private collectors.

Wine prepare to journey into space

If Space is Cargo Unlimited you succeed in your project, it plans to expand his research beyond wine to other sectors of agriculture and biology with the aim of developing new varieties and species of plants and microorganisms, as well as to create new ways of producing familiar products. The company is unlikely to design a spacecraft, but rather wants to act as a kind of connecting link, bringing the company and the group of scientists with partners who will help to conduct research in space.

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