12 Bottles Of Wine Are Headed Back To Earth After Spending A Year In Space
This wine must taste out-of-this-world.
on their way back from the International Space Station after spending a year orbiting the in the name of science.! Twelve bottles of French Bordeaux wine are
The bottles, plus hundreds of grapevine snippets, were sent above the stratosphere for a study to see howcould alter the sedimentation and bubbles.
Space Cargo Unlimited, the company behind the experiment, wanted theto age for a year up in space.
So, they carefully packaged each bottle in a steel cylinder — to prevent breakage — and launched them into space where they remained corked and sealed aboard the space station's orbiting lab.
Today, the bottles hitched a ride back to Earth onDragon cargo capsule and are expected to splash down into the Gulf of Mexico tonight.
Once back on Earth, the bottles won't be opened until the end of February when the company holds an out-of-this-world wine tasting with some of France’s top connoisseurs.
Months of chemical testing will follow and researchers are over the moon about what they might find.
We're just as curious, but unfortunately, only a lucky few people will be able to taste the space wine... for now.