Bordeaux wine returns from space mission - Decanter
Twelve bottles of Bordeaux red wine and 320 vine canes aboard a SpaceX ‘Dragon’ cargo craft plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida this week after a year at the International Space Station (ISS).
Rather than merely providing a hobby vineyard for astronauts, the wines and vine canes were blasted into space in November 2019 as part of a scientific research project led by start-up firm Space Cargo Unlimited.
‘It’s exciting but I probably won’t sleep too much tonight,’ Nicolas Gaume, the firm’s CEO and cofounder, told Decanter a few hours before the splashdown. Bad weather had …
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