Cocktail Astronomy | From Russia with Love

Boosters of Soyuz rocket, Expedition 37.
Image credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Here at Future-ish, we love astronomy and we love cocktails. So to prep our fans (and ourselves) for those stellar weekend cocktail conversations, we are pleased to offer our Cocktail Astronomy post each Friday.

A bouquet of red roses has long been a symbol of love and often proceeds cocktails or a fine wine. We think these almost three-dozen red nozzles on the boosters for the Soyuz rocket used in Expedition 37/38 to the International Space Station (ISS) are just as expressive and clearly symbolize the international cooperation involved in space travel. Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 25, 2013 the mission will deliver astronauts Oleg Kotov, Mike Hopkins, and Sergey Ryazanskiy to the ISS for a 6 month, multi-phase mission.

On a science and religion CAN co-exist note...the mission was also blessed by a Russian Orthodox priest...

Image credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov

Cocktail pairing: Na zdaroviye! The Ballet Ruse