Sauvignon ISS: French Wine Returns Back to Earth From Space

16 Janvier, 2021, 08:36 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • French wine returns to Earth after a year in space

The SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked Tuesday and is heading for the waters off Tampa carrying thousands of pounds of research materials and gear, including the case of French Bordeaux, hundreds of grapevines, mice and 3D-engineered heart tissues.

This upgraded Dragon cargo transported significantly more science back to Earth than possible in previous Dragon capsules, and is the first space station cargo capsule to splash down off the coast of Florida, according to NASA.

The wine bottles were packaged inside steel cylinders and remain uncorked since they were sent into orbit in November 2019.

Though the bottles are landing on Earth Wednesday night, they won't be opened until the end of February, when Space Cargo Unlimited will host a wine tasting with one or two bottles in Bordeaux by some of France's top connoisseurs and experts.

Agricultural science is the primary objective, stressed Nicolas Gaume, Space Cargo Unlimited's CEO and co-founder, although he admits it will be fun to sample the wine.

'Our goal is to tackle the solution of how we're going to have an agriculture tomorrow that is both organic and healthy and able to feed humanity, and we think space has the key, ' Gaume said.

Josh Gordon’s reinstatement rescinded by National Football League , suspension resumes
Gordon posted on social media on November 11, 2019, the day he made his Seahawks debut, about losing his older brother. This is certainly bad news for fans of the wide receiver and we wish him nothing but the best, moving forward.

NRA Files For Bankruptcy Amid Fraud Suit In New York
The largest single claim, totaling more than $1.2 million, was from Ackerman McQueen, the NRA's former public relations firm. The group said it plans to leave NY and reincorporate as a Texas nonprofit, in an move it is calling "Project Freedom".

Ainslie's 'lame duck' takes surprise lead in America's Cup challenge
The opening race between INEOS TEAM UK and New York Yacht Club American Magic was a key one of the British charge. The British team enters the box from the left and moves straight to the right side of the pre-start area.

Gaume went on to say that climate change will force agricultural products - like grapes - to adapt to harsher conditions.

Space Cargo Unlimited hopes to bring what has been observed by stimulating the plants in a gravity-free environment through a sequence of space tests to transform them into more robust and efficient plants on Earth.

Besides, Gaume added that future Moon or Mars explorers might want a little Cabernet Sauvignon with their space stakes.

'Being French, it's part of life to have some good food and good wine, ' he said.

Dragon cargo was launched on December 6 a year ago on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, arriving at the ISS just over 24 hours later and achieving the first autonomous docking of a USA commercial cargo resupply spacecraft. In addition, 320 Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vine fragments, also known as canes in the grape-growing industry, were delivered by SpaceX last March. "Dragon will conduct a deorbit burn at 7:37 p.m. EST to begin its re-entry sequence into Earth's atmosphere", NASA said in a statement.

It has been permanently staffed by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts since November 2000.

Conseillé:

  • Arthur Smith reaches deal to become Atlanta Falcons' new head coach

    Arthur Smith reaches deal to become Atlanta Falcons' new head coach

    The Titans went 11-5 to win the AFC South but were eliminated from the playoffs Sunday with a 20-13 loss to Baltimore. Tennessee finished the regular season averaging 396.4 total yards per game, good for third in the NFL.
    Liam Neeson discusses plans to retire from action films

    Liam Neeson discusses plans to retire from action films

    Liam Neeson became an action star in the wake of 2008 movie " Taken ". Speaking on Entertainment Tonight , he said of retiring: "Oh, yeah".
    Lawyer, others arrested under Hong Kong's new security law

    Lawyer, others arrested under Hong Kong's new security law

    Two teenagers were returned to Hong Kong to face charges including attempted arson and possession of offensive weapons. Police told Reuters they were still gathering information and could not make any immediate comment.
  • 63 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 3,569 new cases

    63 further Covid-19 deaths confirmed, 3,569 new cases

    The 63 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bring the total number of cases on record for the island to 13,915. We also expect that more variants will emerge across the world in the coming months.
    Covid $ 1.9 trillion: Biden rolls out massive pandemic rescue plan

    Covid $ 1.9 trillion: Biden rolls out massive pandemic rescue plan

    Only about 40% of doses of vaccine distributed have made it into people's arms, according to the latest CDC data released Friday. The Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a little-known branch of the U.S. military that includes medical professionals.
    Penguins vs. Flyers live stream (1/15)

    Penguins vs. Flyers live stream (1/15)

    The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 in the season opening game Wednesday. Philadelphia finished 41-21-7 overall and 16-4-4 in division action a season ago.
  • How to watch MI  vs. Wisconsin

    How to watch MI vs. Wisconsin

    Wagner, who scored a game-high 11 first-half points, drove to the basket for another dunk after Nate Reuvers missed a shot. The Badgers fell to 10-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten , leaving them fourth in the conference standings.
    Les supporters du Real Madrid ont perdu la foi en Hazard

    Les supporters du Real Madrid ont perdu la foi en Hazard

    AS ne manque pas de tacler le Real Madrid en prenant Sergio Ramos en couverture de son édition du jour. Le club catalan défiera soit le Real Madrid , soit l'Athletic Bilbao en finale.
    Venezuela to send oxygen to Brazil for COVID-19 treatment

    Venezuela to send oxygen to Brazil for COVID-19 treatment

    Patients in overloaded hospitals waited in despair as a few oxygen cylinders arrived to save some, but came too late for others. Bolsonaro has downplayed risks of the disease, saying the economic fallout of the pandemic will kill more than the virus.
  • Tiger King's Doc Antle Charged with Felony Wildlife Trafficking and Animal Cruelty

    In June, Stark was stripped of his USDA license after the agency said he had violated the Animal Welfare Act more than 100 times. The animals were seized during execution of a search warrant on August 15 and 16, 2019 at Wilson's Wild Animal Park.
    Donald Trump to leave Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

    Donald Trump to leave Washington DC ahead of Joe Biden inauguration

    Biden and Harris are both expected to make remarks, and the program is also meant to highlight American heroes such as frontline workers, health care workers, teachers, and others.
    Lycoming County 67 new COVID-19 cases

    Lycoming County 67 new COVID-19 cases

    Across Ireland, 1,846 people with Covid-19 are being treated in Irish hospitals this morning - including 171 in intensive care.


Populaire

Victorian face mask rules set to ease on Sunday
But Daniel Andrews said on Thursday the plans could go ahead with no evidence of local transmission across Victoria. The same process will apply for anyone travelling from Brisbane, whether or not they live in Victoria.

Vanessa Bryant Opens Up About Struggle with Grief
New York University! Natalia posed in an adorable NYU shirt on her mom's Instagram with her backpack and binder. She added: "Death is guaranteed but living the rest of the day isn't".

Bill Gates is America's Biggest Private-Farmland Owner, Owns 242,000 Acres
Runners-up in The Land Report's rankings were the Offutt family , whose history in farming dates back to 1964, with 190,000 acres. With 242,000 acres of farmland, the Gates family is now ahead of the rest of the top farmland owners in the country.

Trump's chances for acquittal in upcoming Senate impeachment trial unclear
Trump, the only president in US history to be impeached twice, is planning to issue more pardons before leaving. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.

Parler asks judge to force Amazon to restore website
Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, a surprising assault for which the president was impeached Wednesday for the second time. India needs free, fair, non-hyphenated and questioning journalism even more as it faces multiple crises.

How a waitress’s subtle signal saved a 'tortured' child
Authorities to not believe the 4-year-old girl-who was the biological daughter of both suspects-was subjected to any abuse. A Florida waitress who helped an 11-year-old boy escape abuse is being hailed a hero by local law enforcement .

Von Miller Reportedly Under Police Investigation In Colorado
Denver Broncos star Von Miller is under criminal investigation in Colorado, but no other details are now available. If police determine a crime has been committed, the case will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office.

TNT Renews Hit Series ANIMAL KINGDOM for a Sixth and Final Season
News of the final season comes ahead of the Season 5 premiere of the crime drama, which is set to launch this summer on TNT . The season will also feature a young Smurf ( Leila George ) back in 1984 forging her own path as she raises Pope and Julia.

Ethan Hawke Cast As the Villain In Moon Knight
Jeremy Slater ( The Umbrella Academy; The Exorcist ) will serve as showrunner, and is leading the show's writing team. Spector also developed multiple personalities and personas, that allowed him to act as the Fist of Khonshu.

Biden picks former FDA commissioner to lead United States vaccine effort
The White House push to vaccinate against the coronavirus will have a new name and new leadership under the Biden administration. As head of the FDA, Kessler cut the time needed to approve drugs to treat AIDS and moved to try to regulate the tobacco industry.