Perhaps many do not know it, but alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in space. And as unusual as it may seem, astronauts manage to introduce small doses of the recreational liquid to de-stress while suspended in space. International Space Station (ISS) of the POT.
Why are alcoholic beverages prohibited in space? There are several reasons. Some are scientific and others are social and precautionary.
But the truth is that there are astronauts of the POT, THIS, cosmonauts of the space agency Russia and other organizations that practice the “smuggling” of alcohol on spacecraft.
According to review computer todaycognac, brandy and vodka is one of the drinks that astronauts and cosmonauts have clandestinely entered into the International Space Station.
The aforementioned medium makes this publication based on the testimony of the same protagonists who captured their experiences in books and interviews.
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In the first place, as we all know and although we like it a lot, alcoholic beverages are not good for the human body. Second, this liquid reacts when subjected to microgravity, thanks to one of its components called ethanol.
What is known about this compound is that it interacts with gases from the space station and could change the taste of, for example, whisky, vodka, brandy or cognac.
In the case of beer or sparkling wines, the bubbles settle to the bottom of glasses or bottles and when consumed, they stay in the throat and cause liquid burps They represent a danger to the ship and the crew.
Another reason is that under the influence of alcohol, an astronaut is not in his right mind. And therefore, in an emergency situation he would be separate from the situation.
The POT it also prohibits it since it must take care of the image of the organization in the constant contacts they make with the media. Imagine an astronaut giving an interview drunk.
Computer Today cites a book called “Spirit in Space” written by Chris Careberry. In this compact they are detailed among other things, how Russian astronauts have introduced “cognac bottles in hollow books, in containers labeled as juices, and have even gone on strict diets so they can fit bottles into their spacesuits and still meet weight requirements”.
Careberry’s words are supported by American astronaut Clayton Anderson, who states the following: “NASA will tell you that there is no alcohol on board the ISS. As a person who lived there for five months, I’ll tell you that’s false.”