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European Space Agency wants to brew beer in the International Space Station

On Wednesday, the Russian spacecraft Soyuz TMA-16 will leave the International Space Station carrying yeast in order to study their development in weightlessness as well as brewing and bread.

A Russian cosmonaut, a U.S. astronaut and space tourist Canadian Guy Laliberté will reach the space station lab, sent by the European Space Agency from Moscow.

The experiment consists of observing the growth of yeast in microgravity and see if you can get protein, according to Ronnie Willaert, one of the authors of the project.

This beer would be produced in space would be special, low alcohol content, useful for the health of astronauts.

Thus, we begin by making food and beverages in terms of lack of gravity, thus benefiting the crew, finally the Russian agency said.
(source: elcomercio/photo: blog.silive.com)
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