In a bid to be the first beer on Mars, Budweiser, the famous brand of beer, is sending barley seeds to the red planet. Yes, earlier this year they announced about the same and it seems that they are on it. To fulfil the same the beer brand has partnered with Center for Advancement of Science in Space. They are the ones who manage the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and Space Tango. As per the reports, around twenty barley seeds will be launched via ISS’ Space X’s Dragon resupply mission which is scheduled for December 4. The seeds will be subjected to microgravity for thirty days and soon they will test whether they germinate or no. As per reports, the seeds will stay in the orbit for around a month before returning to earth for study. Also Read - 'I Voted Today': Astronaut Kate Rubins Casts Her Vote in The US Elections From Space | Here's How
“Malting barley is a process that results in the high-quality malt used in the Budweiser enjoyed today and the research on the ISS will unveil how the barley seeds react in a unique microgravity environment,” Budweiser revealed in their press release. “Budweiser is always pushing the boundaries of innovation and we’re inspired by the collective American Dream to get to Mars. We are excited to begin our research to brew beer for the Red Planet, told Ricardo Marques, Budweiser VP to Collectspace.com. Also Read - US Spacecraft Named After NASA Astronaut Kalpana Chawla, The First India-Born Woman to Enter Space
It will be great to see how plants on Mars grow as the temperature fluctuates between minus 195 degrees F and 70 degrees F and gravity over Mars is zero. For the same, they will first evaluate the conditions, for example, they will check the weather as it needs to be dry enough for storage and they will check the climate as well for seeds to grow up to six to ten inches just like we do on earth. This is not the first time that research on beer brewing is taking place. Many years ago, Kirsten Sterrett who is from the University of Colorado received funds to study fermentation in space. Also Read - Canadian Brewery Unknowingly Names Its Beer 'Huruhuru' Which Means ‘Pubic Hair’ in Maori Language, Apologises
“Budweiser is taking the commitment to create microgravity beer very seriously, which is why we’ve partnered with leaders in the space industry like CASIS. Together with our Liquid Innovation team, the duo will conduct experiments on the International Space Station, to begin the process of understanding how we can create a microgravity beer”, a spokesperson told to The Forbes. The main goal of the experiments is to be the first step in company’s commitment to deliver beer for astronauts on Mars. That’s sounds great. What are your views? Let us know in comments below.