First there was space ice cream. Now there is space champagne

As CNN reports:

“The race for affordable space tourism is on, but what will travelers drink to celebrate when they finally achieve orbit? Champagne would seem the obvious choice… Champagne house Mumm thinks it’s spotted an opportunity to create the first fizz that can be drunk while floating in weightlessness.”

Champagne In Space

The French bubbly was tested aboard the European Space Agency’s “Vomit Comet”, where in zero gravity one imbibes the foamy concoction inside or outside of a (plastic?) flute.

With Musk’s SpaceX, Bezos’ Blue Origin, and Branson’s Virgin Galactic pioneering our own extraterrestrial travel capabilities, the dawn of space tourism is finally cracking open. In fact, SpaceX just announced the first space tourist reservation to orbit the moon once the soon-to-fly BFR spaceship is ready for prime time, possibly in 2019.

So hopefully in the not too distant future your travels will launch you beyond Earth’s atmosphere and you’ll get the chance to toast with a foaming glass of Mumm’s Cordon Stellar. (Just watch out for whizzing-by space junk!) Until then, there is always freeze-dried ice cream!