That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for…electrolytes?
The makers of Pocari Sweat, the unfortunately named Japanese sports drink with a salty flavor reminiscent of actual sweat, have just announced plans to launch the bottle beverage into space, hopefully making it the first drink to ever set foot bottle on the moon.
Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology Inc. and Singapore-based ASTROSCALE have teamed up to deliver a time capsule containing Pocari Sweat to the surface of the moon in October 2015.
If successful, Pocari Sweat will be the first commercial beverage to land on the surface of the moon. More details about the project will be announced in the middle of May, so for now, we’re all left to feel jealous of a bottle of salty water for making a trip to space before we do.