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To prepare for a flight, many airline passengers may indulge in a cocktail or their adult beverage of choice to help calm the nerves before taking off to their destination. If you’re running late, and don’t have time to sit at the terminal bar to enjoy your drink, there’s always the option of buying alcohol on board. Scotland-based whisky producer, Ballantine’s, takes drinking liquor to a new height, with the Space Glass.

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With the new space travel technology advancing each day, the almost 200 year old company, decided to bring their specialty on board by creating the Space Glass, which allows drinkers to sip nice at zero-gravity. The curved shape Space Glass, designed by Open Space Agency’s James Parr, fits in the palm of your hand with a weighted, rose gold base, making it a heavy glass here on Earth. But in microgravity, it will be absolutely weightless. In space technology, gold deflects the radiation of the sun, but for the Space Glass, it’s benefit serves and preserves the natural whiskey taste even if your outside of earth’s atmosphere. James Parr shares the Space Glass significance, ““It was important that we focused on creating a ritual around how you drink from the Ballantine’s Space Glass to ensure a familiarity of what we are used to here on earth — the end result is one with several elements to that ritual, from the liquid entering the glass through to sipping from it.”

To understand the mechanics of the Ballentine’s Space Glass, you have to see it in action to believe it, and to understand it. We’re not space engineers, so this video does all the explaining and leaves the scientific talk out of it.

Story By: David Sim
Media By: Ballentines