The Japanese Are Sending Whiskey to Space, but They Won't Be Drinking It

The Japanese Are Sending Whiskey to Space, but They Won't Be Drinking It

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Before you get upset at the waste of whiskey, know that this mission is all in the name of science.

Japanese whiskey maker Suntory is sending two of their whiskies into orbit to determine how they age in space. They'll send a 21-year single-malt and one that has just been distilled to compare the effects.

Some of the whiskey will stay in space for just one year, while another batch will age in the stratosphere for an additional year. Suntory is hoping to find out if zero-gravity affects the liquor's aging process.

As if whiskey wasn't expensive already, soon you might be drinking a space-aged dram.

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