A can of Natural Light, aka Natty Light, has gone where no beer has ever gone before. On November 18, a can of the Anheuser-Busch affiliated pilsner became the first beer ever to go to space.
Two fans of the beer, known on some college campuses as "Frat Water," were inspired by an amazing video that went viral last year showing images of space via an iPhone, camcorder, and weather balloon. After witnessing a series of lame copycats, Danny and Rich decided they wanted to send something up into space "that didn't suck." They happened to be drinking a couple of Natty Lights at the time:
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Natural Light loved their idea, and only asked that the guys allow them to film the epic experiment. On November 16, the spacecraft was named the Aluminum Fullcan by Natty's Facebook Fans, and went on its maiden voyage the next day. Natty Light describes the journey:
"The spacecraft was launched on November 17, 2011 via weather balloon at approx 11:11am and landed back on earth at approx 1:45pm. The assent took about 2hrs rising to an altitude of 90,000ft+. The Aluminum Fullcan spacecraft landed 60 miles from the launch site and took Danny and Rich 2hrs to locate by gps (due to the rural area of the landing that offered poor reception). The event was a complete success and the following day November 18, 2011 Natty Light officially became The First Beer In Space (edge of space)...what we like to call the Nattmosphere!
The spacecraft was composed of a styrofoam cooler carrying the first beer (full beer) in space on board, a gps tracking device, an HD video camera pointed at another (empty) can on the outside of the ship (Its the can you see in frame). "
The question left is how does space beer taste?
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