9 Beer Flies To Space!

Beer Flies To Space!

Posted on July 17, 2012 by team

Some guys decided to arrange a strange competition between dark and light beer: which one will fly higher to space?


They chose a convenient location, prepaired equipment and assembled “space modules”. The first ball was produced in America in 1982 to be intended for sending some equipment to stratosphere. A parachute is attached to the ball, it provides safe landing of the equipment when the ball breaks under the pressure of gas from inside. In theory it must happen at the height of 20-30 km.

And this is a ball from China.

Lifting capacity is controlled by a dynamometer. It must show traction of 2 kg. The beer can will be sent empty, otherwise there wouldn’t be enough trasction.

“Mission control centre”. The Earth receives information about the speed, height and temperature outboard.

Antenna receiving a video signal from one apparatus. The second one is received by a simpler antenna.


Two cameras will accompany the beer can.

Final preparations

Equipment of the spacecraft.

Assembled apparatus


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9 Responses to “Beer Flies To Space!”

  1. YJ says:

    The video would be funnier if it were dubbed with the Russian national anthem and instead of beer it should be vodka and should be titled first vodka in space.

  2. Iggy says:

    Kozel – that’s one good beer!

  3. Pavel Szkandera says:

    It’s beer from Czech Republic… well, the best beer ever !

  4. Soviet says:

    Kozel is Czech beer. Strange.

  5. YJ says:

    Such a trolling name to the Russians.

  6. Theebeatnik says:

    Ha ha.

  7. w says:

    What a waste of a beer

  8. Astorlights says:

    The can was empty. If it was full and pressurized by CO2… bang !

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