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only_human 2015-08-24 17:35

[URL="http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/japanese-ship-delivers-mice-booze-more-space-station-n414906"]Japanese Spacecraft Delivers Mice, Booze and More to ISS[/URL]
[QUOTE]A robotic Japanese cargo ship made a special delivery to the International Space Station on Sunday, ending a four-day trek to ferry tons of food and supplies -- including some mice and (experimental) liquor -- to the orbiting lab.

The H-II Transfer Vehicle, called HTV-5, arrived at the space station at 6:55 a.m. ET, when it was captured via a robotic arm by astronauts inside of the space station. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the HTV-5 cargo ship on Wednesday.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]That cargo haul includes:

A small cache of whiskey, tequila and Midori, which are being sent to see how microgravity affects the "mellowness" of their tastes after one or two years in space. The experiment was developed by the Tokyo-based Suntory Global Innovation Center.[/QUOTE]

firejuggler 2015-08-25 00:24

So they will have booze on board and they are not allowed to touch it? Thats cruel!

Uncwilly 2015-08-25 00:47

[QUOTE=firejuggler;408722]So they will have booze on board and they are not allowed to touch it? Thats cruel![/QUOTE]
I suspect that zero-g will greatly accelerate the evaporation rate.:beer:

An older gentleman that I knew worked customs and discovered that whiskey mysteriously turned to coal in some crates. (This was in the 1940's or 50's. He later was appointed "to be [one of] Her Majesty's Commissioners of Customs and Excise.") Later whiskey was one of the first items to be routinely shipped in intermodal containers.

only_human 2015-08-25 00:53

[QUOTE=firejuggler;408722]So they will have booze on board and they are not allowed to touch it? Thats cruel![/QUOTE]
I [I]know[/I] really! If they really want to test humans in space, there should be booze, sex, music and parties. Pizza hut made a big deal out of sending them a pizza and the bored astronauts put together a spoof pizza delivery prank call video on another occasion, so, we're getting there...
[URL="http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=4921"]Pizza Hut Becomes First Company In History To Deliver Pizza To Residents Living In Outer Space[/URL]
[url]http://youtu.be/bJHpfTECHfs[/url]
[YOUTUBE]bJHpfTECHfs[/YOUTUBE]
[URL="http://mashable.com/2013/04/01/space-prank-iss-pizza/"]April Fools in Space: Astronauts Order Pizza[/URL]
[url]https://youtu.be/UAusxkXNxHQ[/url]
[YOUTUBE]UAusxkXNxHQ[/YOUTUBE]
Although smoking pot up there would be bad for the air supply and reefer munchies.

jasong 2015-08-27 02:17

[QUOTE=only_human;408726]I [I]know[/I] really! If they really want to test humans in space, there should be booze, sex, music and parties. Pizza hut made a big deal out of sending them a pizza and the bored astronauts put together a spoof pizza delivery prank call video on another occasion, so, we're getting there...[/quote]
Have they tested pregnancy in space? I've heard there are tons of things that go wonky when there's no gravity field. Least of which would be convincing the fetus to aim it's head at the vagina when it's time to be born.

And what about conception, would zero-g make that more or less likely?

kladner 2015-08-27 02:32

[QUOTE=jasong;408904]Have they tested pregnancy in space? I've heard there are tons of things that go wonky when there's no gravity field. Least of which would be convincing the fetus to aim it's head at the vagina when it's time to be born.

[U]And what about conception, would zero-g make that more or less likely?[/U][/QUOTE]

[URL="http://www.rudyrucker.com/transrealbooks/completestories/#_Toc24"]Rapture in Space[/URL] -[URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Rucker"]Rudy Rucker[/URL]

To everyone here, I recommend the [URL="http://www.rudyrucker.com/transrealbooks/completestories/#toc"]gonzo sci-fi of Rudy Rucker[/URL], who also happens to be a mathematician. :mooc:

jasong 2015-08-27 03:26

[QUOTE=kladner;408906][URL="http://www.rudyrucker.com/transrealbooks/completestories/#_Toc24"]Rapture in Space[/URL] -[URL="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Rucker"]Rudy Rucker[/URL]

To everyone here, I recommend the [URL="http://www.rudyrucker.com/transrealbooks/completestories/#toc"]gonzo sci-fi of Rudy Rucker[/URL], who also happens to be a mathematician. :mooc:[/QUOTE]
Is it hard scifi?
Hardon scifi?
Hadron scifi?
Mrs. Higg's bosom scifi?

Okay, I'm done.

Edit: Just bought The Transreal Trilogy for 4 bucks. We'll see how it goes after I finish what I'm already reading.

kladner 2015-08-27 03:44

The "...ware" series is a masterwork. "Wetware", "Freeware".....a whole string of titles ending in "ware".

only_human 2015-09-02 17:52

[URL="http://www.forbes.com/sites/adammorganstern/2015/09/02/worlds-most-expensive-takeout-danish-gourmet-meals-blast-off-to-space-station/"]World's Most Expensive Takeout? Danish Gourmet Meals Blast Off to Space Station
[/URL]
[QUOTE]
Danish cuisine has already conquered Earth, now it’s aiming for outer space. When Soyuz TMA-18M blasted off for the International Space Station this morning, Andreas Mogensen became the first Dane in space, and he’s bringing with him a special surprise for his fellow astronauts — a three-course gourmet meal created by renowned Danish chef Thorsten Schmidt.

“It’s typical Danish hospitality,” says Schmidt of the project, “when you meet new people you make a dinner.” And though Morgensen should be admired for maintaining good manners while in orbit 250 miles above Copenhagen, it was left to Schmidt to overcome the numerous technical, culinary and bureaucratic challenges to make it happen.
/.../
Opening next year, Schmidt’s new restaurant will hopefully be less expensive. He sees many possibilities in preparing food for space travel, and will be giving a TEDTalk about the subject in November. Meanwhile, your best bet to try his food just launched off from Kazakhstan.
[/QUOTE]

firejuggler 2015-09-02 18:24

New Horizon has a new target :
[url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/09/01/nasas-new-horizons-may-have-a-new-target-far-beyond-pluto/[/url]

kladner 2015-09-03 07:52

[QUOTE=jasong;408916]Is it hard scifi?
Hardon scifi?
Hadron scifi?
Mrs. Higg's bosom scifi?

Okay, I'm done.

Edit: Just bought The Transreal Trilogy for 4 bucks. We'll see how it goes after I finish what I'm already reading.[/QUOTE]

Rapture in Space is a short story. It is fairly raunchy and explicit. It is freely available at the link given. However, it has redeeming social importance in that intercourse in space is pivotal to the plot, and that it explores various sub-cultures of an almost-present reality. The space tech is the shuttle. The speculative explanation of an unlikely outcome (hehe) is amusing.

Transreal is very good, too. Rudy does take some getting used to, unless you are already inoculated with Hunter Thompson and the like. Transreal may also be the collection which includes a story with Bill Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, IIRC. (EDIT: But on reflection, I think that might be wrong.)


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