Onyx Spirits Company, a New England craft distillery, will launch a full sized bottle of their signature spirit, Onyx Moonshine, into space from Connecticut on Saturday May 2. To that I say, "Oh The Humanity!" I'd prefer they LAUNCH it into my MOUTH! I've had the pleasure of tipping back some of this Connecticut company's VERY tasty Onyx.

It is, however, a very cool story. They are actually doing it to commemorate Earth Day.

The reason? Onyx Spirits Company’s commitment to sustainable business practices.

According to their website:

"A team of scientists spent two years constructing Onyx 1, a custom-built, weather balloon-powered space apparatus that will carry a 750 mL bottle of Onyx Moonshine and accompanying rocks glass, mounted on a silver platter 22 miles up into space. The platform has been fitted with GoPro cameras, GPS, radar deflector, deployable parachute and a protective foam casing that will safeguard the bottle upon landing in the Long Island Sound. All safety measures have been considered and the FAA will be notified prior to the launch."

You can learn more about them and this outer space bottle adventure by clicking on  ONYX MOONSHINE.



Grab your telescope and look to the skies. Me, I'm grabbing a bucket and hoping for fallout.