"In space your whole entire face, including your tongue, swells," says Jaron. "It becomes a lot harder to taste things in space."First batch of astro-beer brewed and ready for testing (Thanks, Thesloob, via Submitterator!)
"With all the swelling all of your taste buds become almost a bit numb, in a way," he says.
"Astronauts have been known for years to throw handfuls of salt and bottles on Tabasco sauce on their meals..."
"On earth when you burp, due to the gravity that's acting on your stomach, the gas and the liquid separate," he says.
"However in space... the gas and the liquid can both come up during a burp."
(Image: Hon!....Is there anymore beer?, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from mikebroatch's photostream and Astronomy, Light Echoes from V838 Mon, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from 34053291@N05's photostream)
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.