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Finally, a serious travel shock study!

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"Bottles of French wine returning home after year in space"

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"CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station bid adieu Tuesday to 12 bottles of French Bordeaux wine and hundreds of snippets of grapevines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science.

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule undocked with the wine and vines — and thousands of pounds of other gear and research, including mice — and aimed for a splashdown Wednesday night in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa. The Atlantic had been targeted, but poor weather shifted the arrival to Florida’s other side. SpaceX’s supply ships previously parachuted into the Pacific.

The carefully packed wine — each bottle nestled inside a steel cylinder to prevent breakage — remained corked aboard the orbiting lab. Space Cargo Unlimited, a Luxembourg startup behind the experiments, wanted the wine to age for an entire year up there.

None of the bottles will be opened until the end of February. That’s when the company will pop open a bottle or two for an out-of-this-world wine tasting in Bordeaux by some of France’s top connoisseurs and experts. Months of chemical testing will follow. Researchers are eager to see how space altered the sedimentation and bubbles."
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What did they charge for shipping?

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There might just be an astronomical difference.
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If i got my physics right, time is technically slower at those orbiting speeds, so the wine should taste younger to discerned drinkers like James Suckling.

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I think the overall amount of oxygen is lower as well, preventing premox.
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Bubbles in Bordeaux?
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#7 Post by Howard Cooper »

If you are going to send wine up to space, at least let any astronauts in the space station drink some of it. I guess it is "only" Bordeaux. You experiment on Bordeaux; you drink Burgundy. neener [stirthepothal.gif]
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#8 Post by Dennis Borczon »

David Glasser wrote: January 12th, 2021, 10:25 pm What did they charge for shipping?
Probably less than FedEx from most wineries on the west coast

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My understanding is that when they opened the shuttle all they found was a note saying they tried to deliver but there was no one on Earth to accept delivery.
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Jay Miller wrote: January 13th, 2021, 6:23 am My understanding is that when they opened the shuttle all they found was a note saying they tried to deliver but there was no one on Earth to accept delivery.
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Jan Janas wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:45 am If i got my physics right, time is technically slower at those orbiting speeds, so the wine should taste younger to discerned drinkers like James Suckling.
Exactly.

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Jan Janas wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:45 am If i got my physics right, time is technically slower at those orbiting speeds, so the wine should taste younger to discerned drinkers like James Suckling.
And a younger 100 point score is a better 100 point score, right? Taking score inflation to new heights...
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Marcus Goodfellow wrote: January 13th, 2021, 10:04 am
Jan Janas wrote: January 13th, 2021, 2:45 am If i got my physics right, time is technically slower at those orbiting speeds, so the wine should taste younger to discerned drinkers like James Suckling.
And a younger 100 point score is a better 100 point score, right? Taking score inflation to new heights...
My physics is a little rusty, but I think the time in space might have reduced the score acceleration.
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