- BEYOND NRG sent six tubs of their new supplement, Space Rocks, into SPACE this week
- The tubs, which successfully landed back on earth after their epic journey, are now available to win
- The tubs can be seen floating 33,190m above earth in stunning images
Have you ever wondered what food tastes like in space? We’ve all seen those little silver packs of freeze-dried dinners, trying their best to masquerade as Sausage, Mash and Gravy when actually the contents rather resemble flavoured sand. Well now a UK based company has gone one better and flown their own drinks into Space – and that’s not all.
Beyond NRG, creators of health focused energy supplements for gamers, took their newest flavour – Space Rocks – and wanted to go one step further than ever before, by flying six of their new tubs into space, claiming the title of ‘first ever gaming energy drink sent into space’. As awesome as that sounds, it gets even better, as after the 8,768 seconds long journey that took them 33,190m above earth, they began a slow decent back down to solid ground, only to be scooped up and popped on the internet, ready for six very lucky (slightly wild) fans to come along and bag themselves their very own piece of history.
From conception, Beyond NRG has been about exploration, and breaking boundaries. The team of science buffs behind the brand have developed a distinctive nootropic stack which contains a series of natural ingredients that are known to improve blood flow, enhance cognitive function, reduce stress and relieve anxiety. Plus, they have included these nootropics at a significantly higher level than in other energy drinks, so you get maximum benefit from the next-gen ingredients – making you an intergalactic gamer (or a very bold astronaut, whichever is your bag).
So how do you get in on this outer space ingestion action I hear you cry?
Well the launch footage of the Space Rocks scurrying through our atmosphere will be aired on Friday 27th August at 6pm BST on the Beyond NRG website, and you can apply to win one of the six special (sugar-coated gummy flavoured) Space Rocks tubs that have been to Space. Want a piece of history in your collection? Want to give someone something out of this world? Get online at www.beyondnrg.com and submit your entry!
Some additional interesting facts about Space from Sent Into Space.com
What exactly is it that makes space, “space”? Where does the atmosphere stop? At what point are you an astronaut? How high can you get before the vacuum kills you? What kind of Space does a Sent Into Space flight visit?
You might be surprised to hear that the word ‘space’ by itself doesn’t have a firm scientific definition. Because the word predates our exploration of the regions above our planet, it isn’t actually very clear what constitutes space. That’s not to say there aren’t legally or scientifically defined regions of space, but the areas that do exist are categorized based on different variables which are more or less important depending on why you’re asking. For example:
- Near Space is the region over our planet where the pressure is below 6.3 kilopascals (about 1/16th of normal atmospheric pressure at sea level), known as the Armstrong Limit. This pressure is significant because, in an atmosphere of 6.3kPa, the boiling point of water is human body temperature, meaning a human being can’t survive without a pressurized suit. The exact altitude of the Armstrong Line depends on weather conditions in the stratosphere, but usually, it sits between 18 and 19km.
- Outer Space starts at the Karman Line, exactly 100km above sea level. Originally it was hypothesised that at 100km the air becomes too thin to support aeronautic flight, meaning you need a rocket to get any higher. The maths behind this actually turned out to be pretty inaccurate, but the nice round number means it’s been adopted for various legal treaties and conventions as the boundary to Outer Space, even though it doesn’t really reflect a particularly important engineering constant.
- Interstellar Space is defined as space outside the reach of the solar winds in a planetary system. Its edge is called the Heliopause and as yet isn’t definitively calculated — we’ve got probes working on it!
To find out more visit www.beyondnrg.com