Launch Diaries

Beer in Space

2014-09-03 12:09:04

We have finally witnessed what happens to beer when it is sent to Earth’s stratosphere. Our payload reached a maximum height of 24.3km and the beer endured temperatures as low as -55°C and pressures as low as 0.028 bar. The question was whether we would see the beer boil (due to the low pressure) and freeze (due to the low temperatures). Although it was difficult to see in the pictures, the pressure and temperature indicated that the beer froze at about 3000m.