You Can Now Drink Whisky in Space With This Glass!
John Williamson / 5 years ago
Ballantine’s is infamous for its blended Scotch whiskies which date back to 1827 and have won various accolades over the years. As one of the finest purveyors of Scotch Whisky, the company enlisted the help of Open Space Agency’s James Parr, to manufacture the first whisky glass for zero-gravity. The final design features a spiral convex, and stainless steel base plated in rose gold. As a result, the weight distribution allows the liquid to gradually maneuver around the glass to the top mouthpiece.
The glass is constructed from 3D-printed PLA plastic often used for medical equipment to replicate human organs. Parr and Ballantine also devised a 10kg pull magnet to firmly seal the glass on magnetic surfaces and stop it from aimlessly floating in space. The team positioned a one-way valve near the center which connects to a whisky bottle. This allows for a controlled flow of liquid. For more information regarding the technical process please visit this page.
From a marketing perspective, the “Space Glass” is quite spectacular and already amassed over 1 million views on YouTube. The concept is fairly intriguing, but I doubt many people in space have the time to casually sit back and drink into the dark hours. Unless, you are reading this 10, 20, perhaps 10000 years in the future and we all live on our own planet.
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