Alcohol in space? Da!

on 15/10/10 at 10:15 am

Booze News

A retired cosmonaut says Russian doctors have sent alcoholic beverages along with spacefliers for years to keep them “in tone” and neutralize tension.

This week’s comments from Alexander Lazutkin, who lived aboard Russia’s Mir space station during one of the tensest episodes in space history, confirm what most observers have long known about Moscow’s space effort. The Russians have looser standards than NASA when it comes to drinking alcohol in orbit — and if there’s cognac or vodka aboard the International Space Station, they’ve been able to hide it pretty well.

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