Astronauts aboard the International Space Station received a shipment that included whiskey on Monday, but they won't be allowed even a taste test.
Japan sent up a cargo ship with nearly 10,000 pounds of much needed supplies. Among the goods were whiskey and other alcoholic beverages made by a Japanese company.
See the video of the shipment arriving (Reuters has edited a shorter version):
As the Associated Press reports:
"The station's big robotic arm — operated by Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui — grabbed onto the supply craft launched Wednesday by his homeland. Flight controllers helped anchor it down."
The reason behind Tokyo's Suntory Global Innovation Center sending their products up into orbit is to see if spirits "mellow" the same way in space as they do back on Earth.