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Space Whiskey Lands Safely Back on Earth

Space Whiskey Lands Safely Back on Earth

Scientists shot whiskey into space, but they got it back

Ardbeg's "space whiskey" has escaped thirsty aliens and landed safely back on Earth.

“Whiskey scientist” is officially the coolest job a person could have, because a team from Ardbeg Distillery decided it would be fun to shoot some whiskey into space, and now the whiskey has returned safely so they can see what happened to it.

According to Gizmodo, the project is a joint effort between Ardbeg Distillery and space research company NanoRacks, who are evidently masters of the “why not?” school of science. In 2011 they decided to fire some small vials of whiskey particles called terpenes into space to see how they interact with charred oak in microgravity. And now those particles have come home.

According to Ardbeg the whiskey vials have been “orbiting the planet on the International Space Station at 17,227 miles per hour, 15 times a day” since 2011. Now they’ve safely landed in Kazakhstan, and they’re set to be shipped quickly to a lab in Houston where scientists will analyze the particles, which can be used to brew whiskey.

According to Ardbeg, “It will be the team’s task to proceed to unlock the mysteries of maturation, through the study of the interaction between Ardbeg-crafted molecules and charred oak, both in micro-gravity (in orbit) and normal gravity (in Ardbeg’s Warehouse 3).”

The results of the experiment will be revealed in an upcoming white paper, which will hopefully include tasting notes, because surely someone is going to have to taste the space samples.


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


Shelburne Falls astronaut Catherine 𧲭y' Coleman returns to Earth after five months in orbit

Associated Press photo U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman speaks on a satellite phone to her family shortly after the landing with Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli in the Soyuz TMA-20, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Tuesday. A Russian Soyuz capsule delivered an international trio of astronauts back to Earth on Tuesday after six months on the International Space Station, parachuting through clear skies toward a safe landing on the Kazakh steppe.

SHELBURNE – Astronaut Dr. Catherine "Cady" Coleman is back on Earth and reunited with her husband and son in Houston.

Coleman, a NASA flight engineer, landed safely Tuesday in Kazakhstan after spending more than five months working aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from Russia and Italy. She returned to Houston, where she lives when not in Shelburne Falls.

“I’m just totally happy to have my wife back safe on the earth again. It’s great,” said Coleman’s husband, local artist Josh Simpson, calling The Republican from Houston. “It’s not quite the same talking to her on the phone or seeing her on TV as it is seeing her in person.”

“I think it’s been really hard for our ten-year-old son because it’s nice to have Mom close by,” he said. But Coleman read stories to her son every night before bed.

Simpson said raising their son on his own for five months was a challenge, but when Cady was training in Russia, Europe and Japan, she was gone for several weeks at a time.

“It got us used to the idea that Mom wasn’t going to be home for a long time,” he said. “But it’s no more difficult than spouses who stay home whose wives and husbands are deployed in the military.”


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