Future space tourists will be able not only to admire their planet in portholes, but also enjoy the taste of champagne. Designers have created a high-tech bottle that pushes small spheres under zero gravity.
Champagne maker Mumm teamed up with designer Octave de Gaulle, who specialized in creating everyday objects used in outer space. Journalists were able to enjoy a drink on September 12 in the French city of Reims. The special Airbus Zero-G aircraft performed a series of parabolic maneuvers to create 20-second spikes in zero gravity.
Of course, the target audience will not be the ISS astronauts, since they are forbidden to drink alcohol at the orbital station. However, the active development of space tourism, which deals with Blue Origin, is already foreseen. Tourists do not have to perform any tasks, so it is permissible to consume a little bit of alcohol.
French designer Octave de Gaulle with a bottle of champagne from Mumm, intended for the entertainment program of space tourists Under zero gravity conditions, it is extremely difficult to pour liquid from a bottle. Of course, there was an option using a straw, but fans of champagne would hardly have become so humiliated. In search of an elegant solution, three years ago, the Mumm team turned to de Gaulle. He invented a bottle with two compartments. Champagne is located in the top, and below the valve is installed, controlled by a finger. The mechanism operates on carbon dioxide drink to extract a small amount of champagne.
Catch the champagne!
Next, it was necessary to make sure that the drink did not spread in space under weightlessness. To do this, create an aluminum arc forming a ring above the top of the bottle.
In space, two-chamber Mumm bottles push champagne spheres, which can be scooped up with special glasses
Champagne appears in the form of portioned spheres. You can take a sip right in the air or use a special glass. Those who have tried the drink describe especially vividly the moment when the foam in the mouth turns into liquid. They say that nothing like this was experienced on Earth. Now Mumm is looking for commercial partners to test champagne in space.