LONDON [AP] – A bottle of wine spent a year up in space. Now, it’s on sale for an unearthly price.
Christie’s said Tuesday it is selling a bottle of French wine that spent more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station. A wine connoisseur might pay as much as $1 million to own it, the auction house said.
The Pétrus 2000 is one of 12 bottles sent into space in November 2019 by researchers exploring the potential for extraterrestrial agriculture. It returned 14 months later subtly altered, according to wine experts who sampled it at a tasting in France.