Chris Carberry is the CEO and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc. a nonprofit space advocacy organization that was created to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. And, Chris is the author of Alcohol in Space, a perfect look at the past, present and future of alcohol in the story of human exploration.
Chris and Beth enjoy raising a glass and celebrating this rich history and look forward to how we will enjoy our libations in space, perhaps sooner than you might think. Cheers!
Enjoy this lively episode as Beth and Chris talk about the Star Wars (Mos Eisley) cantina, the bar from the movie Passengers, and the wise bartender in Star Trek (Guinan)…and more:
“Science fiction writers look at alcohol as a part of humanity within their stories. It’s naturally assumed alcohol will be part of our future in space in most science fiction writing.”– Chris Carberry from the Casual Space Podcast
About the Book: Alcohol in Space: Past, Present and Future
By Chris Carberry
Forward by Andy Weir
Alcohol in Space is the first book on this topic and examines the history of alcohol in space, as well as dozens of companies and projects that are exploring the possibilities of alcohol production in space. Some of these companies have sent barley experiments to the International Space Station (ISS). Whiskey producers Ardbeg and Suntory have also sent experiments to ISS, analyzing how whisky ages in microgravity.
“The production and consumption of alcohol has played a significant role in human society since the dawn of civilization,” stated author Chris Carberry. “Will this still hold true when humanity is exploring and settling the outer reaches of space?”
The book also highlights the long history of alcohol in human society, how alcohol has been addressed in science fiction, and space agriculture technologies. This volume is based on extensive research and interviews with some of the most prominent individuals in the space industry as well as the alcohol industry.
About Chris Carberry
Chris Carberry is the CEO and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc. a nonprofit space advocacy organization that was created to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. Carberry is a well-respected expert and influential director of strategic alliances in the space community and has been responsible for growing many partnerships, grants and sponsorships for leading industry organizations. Currently, as CEO of Explore Mars, he acts as the main liaison for efforts and project ventures.
Prior to joining Explore Mars, Carberry served as Executive Director to The Mars Society. In his early career, he acted as a member of the Steering Committee where he organized congressional outreach efforts around the country. He also played a leadership role in congressional outreach events such as the 2007-2017 Space Exploration Alliance Legislative Blitz and has coordinated numerous briefing panels and other events on Capitol Hill over the past two decades.
In more recent years, he has organized and led successful international conferences including the ISS and Mars Conference in Washington, D.C. and Strasbourg, France, and the Women and Mars Conference in Washington, D.C. In 2012, he represented Explore Mars as a delegate to the Mars500 Symposium in Moscow, Russia, and in 2013, he spearheaded the annual Humans to Mars Summit in Washington, DC that has become the largest annual conference in the world focused on sending humans to Mars. Carberry also helped to launch the Get Curious Campaign in 2012 and the Humans to Mars Report starting in 2015. Carberry is also a co-founder and co-chair of the Mars Achievability and Sustainability workshop series, and he recently launched the 1st AR/VR and Space workshop series. In 2018, under Carberry’s leadership, Explore Mars will also launch programs in Europe and the United Arab Emirates.
Carberry has presented both oral and written testimony to Congress and has contributed positioning work dealing with space exploration for the Republican Party’s National Platform in 2000. He is the author of scores of articles and Op-Ed pieces that have appeared in such publications as USA Today, US News and World Report, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, San Jose Mercury Times, Foxnews.com, Houston Chronicle, The Hill, The Telegram (UK), The Boston Herald and many other publications. He has been featured on national and international television and radio programs such as NBC Nightly News, Fox News, CNN, BBC World, and NPR and is frequently asked for commentary from print news outlets around the world.
Prior to his space career, Carberry worked as an archivist of modern political papers and was research assistant for numerous best-selling biographers.
Carberry received a B.A. degree in political science and a M.A. in history and archival methods
About Explore Mars: https://www.exploremars.org/about/leadership/
Alcohol in Space on OTHER great podcasts!
- Planetary Radio – https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/1204-2019-chris-carberry-alcohol.htm
- Are we There Yet ? (Podcast) – Booze in Space? The Storied History and Bright Future of Alcohol In The Final Frontier – https://www.npr.org/podcasts/470937634/are-we-there-yet
- The Whisky Topic Podcast – http://whisky.buzz/thewhiskytopic
- What the If (Podcast) – https://whattheif.com/episodes/tag/alcohol