With apologies to Randy and the movie Armageddon, I put up the above headline.
Late last week I posted about a whiskey that uses the sugar Type 1 Diabetics urine. I thought it might be a used in future space missions to provide booze in deep space.
Well, I think NASA showed their view on alcohol in space, not by chiming in on a current or future mission, but instead with the tragedy in Chile.
The 33 trapped miners in Chile have been given MP3 players, bedding, and clean clothes through supply tubes, but a NASA doctor advising Chile says there's two things on their wish list they won't be getting. The men have been given nicotine gum instead of the cigarettes they've demanded, and won't be given alcohol, at least for the time being, the Telegraph reports.
"From the alcohol standpoint, we need to first get their nutrition up before we make any considerations there," said NASA's deputy chief doctor, adding that he is very impressed with the efforts of rescue workers and the "courage and the organization" of the miners. The men were given their first hot meal in 26 days yesterday—meatballs, chicken and rice.
While I can understand no cigarettes due to the lack of oxygen, and I commend that they were given nicotine gum, but why no booze? These guys are facing death every day….and they want a drink. Come on NASA, give them something there.