KENNEDY SPACE CENTER: Anheuser-Busch InBev is sending two barley experiments on the SpaceX CRS-13 mission that might one day lead to a Budweiser brew pub on Mars.
Dr. Gary Hanning, Director of Global Barley Research for Busch Agricultural Resouces, LLC was at KSC today to discuss the project: “If you get to the day in the future where humans have a colony on space, not just a few people, but a large colony. Eventually, you are going to have restaurants on Mars and those restaurants are going to need to sell beer. With Budweiser being a leading brand, we want to be the first brand to provide beer to that colony.”
Dr. Gary Hanning discusses the challenges in bringing Budweiser to Mars. Photo credit: Bill Jelen / We Report Space
Launching on SpaceX CRS-13
The barley research is one of several science experiments that will ride to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Dragon capsule. The launch will occur not earlier than 11:24 AM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 with a back-up launch time of 10:40 AM on Friday, December 15, 2017 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Two barley experiments are flying to ...