If there’s one thing this solar system needs, it’s drunk astronauts.
In an effort to liquor-up our off-planet scientists—and hopefully to entice stylish space tourists of the future—design firm Cosmic Lifestyle Corp. has come up with a martini glass that’s suitable for use in outer space. Today astronauts drink out of squeeze bags, because liquid in space is messy. It clumps together into fragile blobs of ooze and gets all over the place. The practical squeeze bags make it easier to control the mess, but they’re ugly and prevent astronauts from savoring the drink’s aroma.
Cosmic Lifestyle has come up with a solution: a grooved martini glass that keeps the liquid in place and allows astronauts to smell the drink. Astronauts can use their mouths like straws to suck the sticky liquid through the grooves and out of the side of the glass. The company 3D prints the glasses now, and hopes to begin off-world tests as soon as they raise enough funds through their new Kickstarter, the Zero Gravity Cocktail Project. If you donate $400, you can get your own glass and really take your wasted Buzz Aldrin impression to the next level.
Alyson Sheppard is the resident hangover specialist at Playboy.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amshep