With the advancement of science and technology, it seems that life on Mars is no more a dream. And if someday we successfully start residing on the red planet, we would all love to celebrate with some chilled beer and crispy wafers. And keeping the celebration in mind, Budweiser announced earlier this year that it plans to be the first company to serve beer on Mars. Now, taking the idea forward, the American beer giant plans to send and study barley on the International Space Station.
Being one of the key ingredients in beer Budweiser is launching 20 barley seeds into space. These seeds will hitch a ride on the Space-X CRS-13 cargo mission to the International Space Station. The seeds will orbit Earth for a month, after which they will be brought back to earth for a thorough analysis to understand its reaction to the environment.
However, there are several hurdles that Budweiser must address before it can become Mars’ principal brewery. The people who will drink beer on space will experience some changes that may hinder the after-hours session. For instance, astronauts in microgravity tend to lose their sense of taste due to mild tongue swelling. Besides they also experience ‘wet burps’ as the bubbles rise up after ingestion due to the lack of gravitational pull.Brewing company, Anheuser-Busch and the Center for Advancement of Science in Space have joined hands for the project. The race to become Mars’s first brewery is about to kick off. The Space-X is all set to launch on Friday, December 8 this year.