Young Engineers Hope to Make Giant Leap for Extraterrestrial Beer

A team of undergraduate engineers from the University of California-San Diego hopes to be the first to brew beer in space.

They are one of 25 teams competing for a spot aboard India’s TeamIndus lunar lander mission, which itself is vying for a $20 million Google Lunar XPRIZE. Inspired by home brewing projects, the young engineers want to study how yeast behaves in outer space. 
Beer Blast-off
Their experiment consists of a soda-can sized container, which would hold wort (a sugary extrac

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