On Episode 87 of This Week In Space, Tariq and Rod discuss drinking in space with Colleen McLeod Garner.
As more people take tourist jaunts into space, and eventually into orbit for longer stays, social drinking will become part of the experience—even if it’s just that bottle of congratulatory champagne. Besides the odd effects of zero-g on fizzy drinks in the stomach, the effects of imbibing alcohol cause a wide variety of risks and concerns. And while this is not entirely unknown territory—the Russians have been known to drink cognac from time to time (and are strongly suspected of taking vodka into space), the data is slim.
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Space alcohol expert Colleen McLeod Garner has studied this for years and written articles on the topic and will join us to discuss the joys and potential downsides of the consumption of booze in the final frontier—no fake IDs allowed!
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