SIPPING CHAMPAGNE IN ZERO GRAVITY
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.