First beer in space a Natural Light

Like James Tiberius Kirk, the first beer in space is of humble origin.

Like James Tiberius Kirk, the first beer in space is of humble origin.

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.

Videos that may be viral marketing but are still impressive reveal both the low-tech plan, and the successful journey to 90,000 feet, which is so high some consider it space.

From the videos littering YouTube, it seems pretty easy to “launch” mundane objects (iPhone | Androids | Robots) into the ‘Natmosphere.’

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.

10 comments Add your comment


November 30th, 2011
6:51 pm


November 30th, 2011
6:57 pm

Should of went with a bud light.

Chick from Armageddon

November 30th, 2011
7:32 pm

Man, what are you doing with a beer in space?


November 30th, 2011
7:55 pm

The Feds will probably come up with some kind of charge against them for launching a weather device without a permit, or maybe they had a permit. I’d like to read a bit more about this. I may want to launch on myself, but I think a camera would be enough. Shoot, I’d just drink the Natty Light.


November 30th, 2011
7:57 pm

One small can of beer for man. One giant keg for mankind!

Please pardon me, I think that I’m going to cry.


November 30th, 2011
8:04 pm

Buzz Lightyear would be so proud.


November 30th, 2011
8:15 pm

God Bless Natural light…..even though we all know it was the first budwiser light


November 30th, 2011
8:39 pm

Dear aliens: There is some intelligent life here, and they do not drink light beer.


November 30th, 2011
11:16 pm

I’m guesssin they used light beer, instead of regular, because they thought it weighed less.


November 30th, 2011
11:25 pm