SIP­PING CHAM­PAGNE IN ZERO GRAV­ITY

France - - La Culture -

Space tourists may be able to gaze down upon the earth while en­joy­ing a glass of cham­pagne, af­ter a high-tech bot­tle was tested in the heart of France’s Cham­pagne re­gion.

French en­gi­neer Oc­tave de Gaulle has de­signed the bot­tle to be used in zero grav­ity and his cre­ation was given its first test flight in Reims. How­ever the con­tents are not aimed at as­tro­nauts, who are not al­lowed to drink al­co­hol while on a mis­sion, but for po­ten­tial fu­ture space tourists.

The new bot­tle de­sign was com­mis­sioned by the Mumm Cham­pagne house and the bub­bly, which sits in the up­per por­tion of the bot­tle, is re­leased with a fin­ger con­trolled valve and is ejected as small amounts of foam.

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