Startup Space Biology Unlimited sent twelve bottles of Bordeaux wine aboard the International Space Station
PARIS, November 3, 2019, 11:48 p.m. – REGNUM Startup Space Biology Unlimited sent twelve bottles of Bordeaux wine aboard the International Space Station (ISS), where scientists will have to figure out how microgravity and the space environment affect the contents of wine bottles. This is reported by QUARTZ.
Bottles of wine were delivered as part of the cargo of the ship Cygnus, which was launched on Saturday, November 2, on the Antares rocket from a cosmodrome in Virginia in the United States.
Researchers suggest that storing prototypes on the ISS, which will last a year, will have a positive effect on bacteria and allow a better understanding of the processes of wine maturation. This experiment will expand knowledge about the evolution of organisms, as being in space changes biological processes.
In the future, the results obtained can be used in the development of crop protection products under changing climatic conditions.
Recall, as REGNUM reported earlier, the Cygnus spacecraft will reach the ISS on November 4 and deliver 3.7 tons of cargo to the orbital station, including materials for scientific research and crew life support equipment. This launch was the twelfth for Northrop Grumman, a privately held company, as part of NASA’s ISS contracted cargo delivery program.