#1 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 4th, 2014 13:32
#2 By: Jason Andresen, February 4th, 2014 13:37
Cream sherry? I say US Astronauts dodged the bullet there.
#3 By: lemon, February 4th, 2014 13:38
Our astronauts, technically, do not.
what do you mean our?
websites are international.
#4 By: Tim, February 4th, 2014 13:48
It's not that hard to infer meaning based on the nationality of the author.
#5 By: Christopher Waldrop, February 4th, 2014 14:04
I wonder if anyone in Mission Control ever goes home and has a drink and reflects on the fact that the U.S. astronauts can't. That reminds me, though, of the time I commented on how many times you see old Mission Control photos and everyone's smoking. A friend of mine said, "At least they weren't drinking."
#6 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 4th, 2014 14:16
Right? I can't believe the astronauts later showed little interest in the idea.
#7 By: Emma Jones, February 4th, 2014 14:20
Blech. Cream sherry, I'm sure, is just as terrible and cloying in space.
#8 By: Suzanne, February 4th, 2014 15:27
Drunk astronauts? What could go wrong?
#9 By: gilbert wham, February 4th, 2014 15:31
Well, it works for the Russians (they get brandy, apparently).
#10 By: Tim, February 4th, 2014 16:48
Always designate a pilot.
#11 By: unshaved2013, February 4th, 2014 17:56
"Why didn't you pull over earlier?" - "I'm sorry officer, I didn't realize you were in another frame of reference."
#12 By: Steve Pankow, February 4th, 2014 19:02
If it's good enough for Orson, it's good enough for NASA.
#13 By: Cary, February 4th, 2014 20:38
NASA already gives them a DIY pruno kit -- just add water and forget it for a while.
#14 By: pjcamp, February 4th, 2014 21:45
Ugh. Why not haul up a gallon of Ripple?
#15 By: Jardine, February 4th, 2014 22:30
Is the no alcohol thing something carried over from the US military? Most navies allow it in moderation, while the US Navy only seems to have the possibility of "Beer Day".
#16 By: Alex, February 5th, 2014 01:48
I can see the discussion with mission control now.
"OK, fine, you can have a drink in space. You'll find a bottle of cream sherry in compartment A6. Enjoy!"
"Erm, Houston, did you say cream sherry? Are you serious?"
"If that's not to your liking, check D17. Wallace put some Drambuie in there."
"Houston, we'd rather stay sober for this voyage, if that's all right with you."
"Are you sure? There are flasks of Get27, Cynar and Frangelico in the lunar module!!"
"Yeah, we're gonna pass."
#17 By: Maggie Koerth-Baker, February 9th, 2014 13:32
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