Meet Space Beer, Made of Moondust and Star Trek Dreams

NASA austronauts will soon be able to taste something extremely delicious – space beer.

A beer that’s literally out of this world has been created. Teams from Dogfish and ILC Dover toast Celest-jewel-ale. Photo: DogFish

A beer, dubbed Celest-jewel-ale, was concocted by the scientists at Milton, Del.-based brewery Dogfish Head, is made with real lunar meteorites.

The meteorites for the beer production were provided with the help of located nearby ILC Dover, a firm that specializes in space suits for NASA’s austronauts.

The brewers bruised the meteorites into dust and steeped them — kind of like tea —  in a rich, malty Oktoberfest, reports Time.

Surprisingly, but they managed to get the product. Adding the ingredient from the outer space doesn’t just make the beer awesome in theorybut even . Dogfish Head explains in a blog post:

“These certified moon jewels are made up primarily of minerals and salts, helping the yeast-induced fermentation process and lending this traditional German style a subtle but complex earthiness. (Or is it mooniness?)”

ILC Dover also produces one more unusual product – beer koozies in honor of the project made out of Orthofabric, the material used to make space suits, reports The Business Insider.

However, it’s unclear when NASA’s austronauts  will be able to used the novelty as the agency’s work is currently suspended because of the governments’s shutdown.

Democrats and Republicans failed to come to compromise and to resolve their differences over the president’s health care program, forcing the government to shut down.

President Obama blamed the House of Representatives for the failure to come to a certain division and said he would “keep working to get Congress to reopen the government [and] restart vital services”.

“This shutdown was completely preventable. It should not have happened,” he said in a letter to federal government employees.

“And the House of Representatives can end it as soon as it follows the Senate’s lead, and funds your work in the United States Government without trying to attach highly controversial and partisan measures in the process.”

On Monday, House Speaker John Boehner announced that he hoped the Senate would decide to create a committee between the two chambers known as a conference “so we can resolve this for the American people”.

“The House has voted to keep the government open but we also want basic fairness for all Americans under Obamacare,” he said.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor described the situation as “the fault of stubborn Democratic senators who refuse to consider the House’s proposals for delaying “Obamacare.”

“None of us want to be in a shutdown,” Cantor told the crowd. “And we’re here to say to the Senate Democrats, `come and talk to us.”

“Americans are going to become more and more concerned about Obamacare, which is the law, than they are going to be about any short-term shutdown,” said Republican Representative Greg Walden of Oregon, a member of the House leadership.

By the way, both Republicans and Democrats traded blame for the shutdown, but many seemed deeply embarrassed for the consequences.

Several even suggested to donate their salaries to charity for those people who lost their job.

“This is a black eye on our government at all levels,” said Republican Representative Michael Grimm of New York. “I think it’s a low point for us.”

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