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A NASA Drinks Menu

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Since NASA revealed that some of its astronauts were allowed to fly while intoxicated, we thought we'd take a look at a space-faring drinks menu. Cosmonaut Cooler anyone?

JACKI LYDEN, host:

We were all shocked - shocked - this week to learn that some astronauts were inebriated, soused, liquored up, or otherwise flying high a little too close to launch time. The news was delivered by a panel NASA had commissioned to study the health of our space pioneers. Well, we, at NPR, have since learned that there's long been a heap of watering hole in space.

For years it's been a stopping off point for astronauts en route to the International Space Station. We reached the mixologist to the stars and while he declined to go on tape for this story, he did share with us a list of some of the most popular libations at his bar.

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LYDEN: Cosmonaut's cooler, Slow gin astrofizz(ph), Moon Cotton(ph), Rocket Shooter, Marstini, Freeze-dried olives, Zero-gravity gimbo(ph), Cape Canaveral Cooler, Lemon Lift-off, Soil-slick(ph). And the number one top-seller, Tang and Tangkaret(ph).

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