A dozen bottles of fine French wine sent to space to age for one year


Does French wine pair well with space? A European startup sent a dozen bottles of Bordeaux to the International Space Station to find out.

The wine was sent up from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Saturday morning. It will remain at the space station for a year to age.

Universities in Bordeaux, France and Bavaria, Germany, are working with Luxembourg-based startup Space Cargo Unlimited to conduct the experiment.

In a video published on Space Cargo Unlimited’s website, Michael Lebert, a professor of biology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and scientific director of the experiment, explained that wine is an ideal product to study in space.

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