With space travel fast becoming a very real possibility, the question of what we'll drink up there is already being asked, and quite possibly answered. In September G.H. Mumm Champagne is due to launch (literally) their new Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar, a project that will allow space travellers to drink Champagne and other bubbles in zero gravity.
The partnership with space design agency Spade seeks to fix the problem of opening a liquid which is under pressure in zero gravity without it exploding. The newly designed bottle uses the pressure to expel the liquid into a ring-shaped frame, where it is concentrated into a droplet of bubbles. It can then be released into the air, where it floats until it is gathered up in a specially designed glass. Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar could soon be served to participants in the zero gravity flights organised by Novespace.