There are those who say America’s best days are behind it.
But those sad souls have never met “Danny and Rich,” two ingenious lads who claim to have launched the first beer into space. (We can only assume Russians had vodka in space decades ago.)
Unfortunately, they did not slap a Saturn rocket on a keg of Guiness. Instead, they tied a weather balloon to a can of Natural Light.
Danny and Rich, who don’t seem to be rocket scientists, used a “parent’s garage” as mission control. They slapped a video camera and a can of beer into a foam cooler, tied a helium-filled weather ballon to it and set it free. Hours later, and 60+ miles away, they had a cool video and probably a cold beer, since it’s allegedly -110 degrees Fahrenheit at 100,000 feet.
And that, my friends, is what it means to be free.