Budweiser sending barley to space in hopes of learning how to brew beer on Mars

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Date: November 24th, 2017

Category: Nutty News

budBudweiser wasn’t kidding about its plans to brew “the first beer on Mars.”

After announcing its initiative at the South by Southwest conference in March, Budweiser is reportedly taking its next (small) steps toward accomplishing its out-of-this-world goal by sending beer-making grains — namely, barley — into space later this year.

According to a press release, in early December SpaceX will be delivering the shipment of barley to the International Space Station, where it will remain in orbit for a month.

Once back on Earth, the barley will be analyzed in order to determine how the grain reacts to microgravity environments.  More

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