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Out of This World: Someone Actually Invented a Whiskey Glass for Astronauts to Use in Zero Gravity

Out of This World: Someone Actually Invented a Whiskey Glass for Astronauts to Use in Zero Gravity

Ballantine's invented a 3-D-printed whiskey glass that uses clever physics to allow astronauts to drink in space

Astronauts can now drink space whiskey with their salad made from ISS-grown lettuce.

NASA is getting ever closer to having man walk on Mars, but there’s no reason to not have some fun in the meantime, right? Ballantine’s, a liquor company, has designed a special 3-D-printed glass that allows astronauts to drink whiskey in zero-gravity.

How? Why, with science, of course. With a touch of physics magic, Ballantine’s has created this spiral-shaped glass made from 3-D-printed plastic and rose gold. While the whiskey settles at the bottom of the glass, the middle, shaped like a helix, draws the liquid up through the mouthpiece using surface tension created by the drinker’s sucking motion, as well as strong magnets and bolts at the bottom of the glass.That’s right: Our ability to get smashed in space is tied to a futuristic adult sippy cup.

It’s actually quite complex, and there are several steps involved in successfully sipping onboard the space station. “Step three involves then moving the glass down prior to moving your nose into the space where the vapors are resting,” Open Space Agency founder James Parr told 3DPrint.com. “The final motion is to move the glass upwards to capture the liquid in the base plate and let it enter your mouth.”

Technically, astronauts could be drinking whiskey right now, because there is a 3-D printer onboard the ISS. Of course, Ballantine’s has also created a special “space blend” with a higher concentration of flavors for use in zero gravity. Adventure is out there, space explorers! (And also at the bottom of this cool glass.)


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.


  • In the last two years 442 people were held on suspicion of being drunk
  • Metropolitan Police, which covers Heathrow, did not provide figures
  • Cases include drunk flyers fighting and attempting to open aircraft doors
  • Drunk passengers face fines or up to 2 years' imprisonmentif convicted

Published: 00:01 BST, 27 May 2016 | Updated: 00:43 BST, 27 May 2016

Hundreds of passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport in the last two years, figures reveal

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016, in police statistics obtained by a news agency.

Cases include drunk passengers accused of attempting to open the doors of a plane, smashing a window and banging on the outside of the cockpit.

At least 442 people were held between March 2014 and March 2016 on suspicion of being drunk on a plane or at an airport across the UK. Sussex Police are increasing patrols at Gatwick next month in a bid to tackle the problem

Alleged incidents at airports include a man headbutting another person after being refused permission to fly and a passenger at Luton Airport smashing a barrier and kicking out a door panel after he missed his flight, according to the Press Association who obtained the statistics.