11 Year Old Brews Beer For NASA ISS Experiment

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 - 3:36PM
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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 - 3:36PM
11 Year Old Brews Beer For NASA ISS Experiment

At the tender age of 11 years old, Michal Bodzianowski is set to take the art of brewing a beer to a whole new level. Bodzianowski's High school experiment, which seeks to examine the effects of microgravity on the fermentation process has attracted the interest of NASA scientists who believe everyone's favourite party brew could have potentially life saving properties. 

 

Bodzianowski, a seventh grade student at STEM School in Highland Ranch, Co., said his scientific endeavour was designed purely for a good grade, but after it won a competition at the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, it looks as though scientific recognition can be bundled in with kudos from his teachers.

 

In December, NASA plan on sending Bodzianowski's brew to the International Space Station where astronauts will study the effects of their zero gravity environment on the fermentation process. If beer can be successfully brewed in space, it could end up serving as a sterilizer and alternative water supply for future astronauts.

 

Bring on the good times at the ISS!

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