11-year-old concocts beer for space brewing

A boy's experiment, to see how the fermentation process works in microgravity, is grabbing the attention of NASA. (Source: KDVR/CNN)
A boy's experiment, to see how the fermentation process works in microgravity, is grabbing the attention of NASA. (Source: KDVR/CNN)

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Also today, he's not even old enough to drink, but an 11-year-old boy in Colorado wants to boldly go where no child has gone before! He's brewing a beer that can be used in space!

Plus, you don't have to break out the veggies and the juicer for a healthy drink. Find out how you can still get healthy on the go, by juicing from a bottle.

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