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Zero-Gravity Champagne? Celebrate a Space Voyage With Some Bubbly

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 June 2018 12:13 PM

Zero-gravity champagne is a real thing for those wanting to celebrate a space voyage with an out-of-this-world beverage, the website Digital Trends reported Tuesday.

Mumm International, a leading champagne producer, got ahead of the space celebration curve with its Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar vintage, the result of a three-year partnership with Spade, a space design agency, Digital Trends reported.

The company created a bottle that uses the champagne's gas to expel the liquid from the bottle since the absence of gravity would prevent it from pouring in space, the website said.

CNET.com noted that the bottle is made from glass, but has a mechanism inside that concentrates the champagne into a droplet of bubbles, collected by a ring positioned outside the opening.

Digital Trends said the champagne exist as foam until it enters the drinkers' mouth, whereupon it transforms back into a liquid.

CNET.com wrote that the new champagne can float in zero gravity and be scooped into a special glass for serving. Mumm says this foamy experience magnifies and intensifies the wine's taste.

"For the last 40 years, space travel has been shaped by engineers rather than designers," Spade founder Octave de Gaulle said, according to the website New Atlas. "Instead of seeing zero gravity as a problem to be solved, we look at it as a design possibility. The big design challenge for Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar was actually getting the liquid out of the bottle."

NASA said that carbonated drinks have always been a problem for astronauts and really are not useful in zero gravity.

"The bubbles of carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages aren't buoyant in a weightless environment, so they remain randomly distributed throughout the fluid, even after swallowing," NASA said. "This means that carbonated beverages including soft drinks and beer may become a foamy mess during space travel."

Many on social media had different takes on the space-bound champagne.Sounds like something Only @IvankaTrump @JaredKushner Could Afford

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