What Happens When You Brew Beer In Space? One 6th Grader Is About To Find Out

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Chances are when you hear the word gravity this week, you’ll probably think it’s in reference to Sandra Bullock’s new drama that just opened this past weekend. But if you’re 11-year-old Michal Bodzianowski from Colorado, gravity brings only one word to mind: how does gravity affect brewing beer in space?

Okay, that’s more than one word. But let’s not focus on that and instead appreciate the genius of his idea. Brewing beer in space. That’s like a game changer. Think of how many people would be willing to go to space knowing that after they enter orbit, they can put their feet up (or wherever their feet would do in microgravity), relax, and crack open a freshly brewed cold one?

Michal knew he was on to something. He fashioned together a science experiment and submitted it into the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, a program developed to help kids become interested in high tech, scientific careers.

Luckily for mankind, Michal’s entry, titled, “What Are the Effects of Creation of Beer in Microgravity and Is It Possible?” was one of 11 winning entries that will be headed to the International Space Station in December, reports the Denver Post.

Beer in space. It’s everything that makes us here at JACK FM proud to be an American.

- Carlos Delgado, CBS Radio

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