While so many space companies are focused on building rockets & spacecraft, could there be room for a little style in orbit? What to do at the end of a hard day’s flight? So enters the ultimate search for that “perfect space cocktail glass” that will permit space flyers the best cocktail drinking experience ever! Do you think the stylish space traveler would ever permit liquids through a straw out of a foil bag? No that’s never going to cut it. In 2015 a new Kickstarter venture-Cosmic Lifestyle- hoped to smarten things up by raising money to produce a zero-gravity-friendly martini glass. The glass technology has its roots in rockets. Since liquids tend to stick to the sides of an object in space, some rocket fuel tanks use grooves to keep the propellant moving. Thus, the glass they designed had a series of grooves that prevented the liquid inside from forming into a floating blob & instead guided it neatly towards the mouth. I’m not sure what happened to that venture, maybe Elon Musk bought it?
But is space travel for all of us? Elon Musk’s SpaceX is planning to send its first “all-civilian” crew to space at the end of 2021. This is an important milestone towards enabling access to space for everyone,” & Musk contends this will bring the cost down over time & make space accessible to all. The mission could last anywhere from 2 to 4 days, “but if you wanna stay up longer that’s fine too,” Musk added.
Imagine standing beneath giant rockets, music is lilting up into the tower above, your guests mingle & chat, dry ice cascades over colorful cocktails & a day of festivity awaits. Everything is perfect, including the tasty drink in your hand designed just for you. So what is your poison?
Space race –Brandy, gin, Frangelico, lemon juice
Planetary Punch –Brandy, Melon liquor, peach & orange juice, pineapple juice
Charlie Brown – Korbel cognac, crème de cocoa, honey brandy
Moonwalk – Cointreau, grapefruit juice, rose water, champagne to top
The Orbiter- Brandy, gin, tang, chartreuse, bitters
Fruit and/or infused flight ½ price