Scientists are working on surmounting many of the challenges facing humans in outer space, but one activity has (presumably) skimmed under the radar when it comes to astronaut activity: Drinking whiskey. Luckily, whiskey brand Ballantine’s has collaborated with the Open Space Agency to develop a whiskey glass engineered for use in zero-gravity environments – the Space Glass.
The Space Glass utilizes a rose gold base plate for increased surface tension and thermoplastic construction with a specially designed spiral channel through which the whiskey can flow into the drinker’s mouth. Before it gets there, it travels through a cold-touch mouth clip that eliminates the sensation of sucking whiskey through a straw – as unacceptable in outer space as it is here on Earth.
You probably won’t get a chance to use the Space Glass for a few years at least – unless you already are an astronaut. Either way, you can head over to Ballantine’s post about the glass and its engineering at Medium right here.