A Japanese company known for its whiskey and other alcoholic beverages delivered a supply of their drink to the International Space Station. The whiskey arrived with 10,000 pounds of cargo that included space walking equipment, an emergency breathing kit and toilet wiring.

The reason the whiskey and other alcoholic beverages were delivered is to do an experiment to see if the alcohol will give the same ‘mellow’ in space as it will on Earth. The experiment has NASA's blessing. Spokesman Dan Huot said all research flown to the space station is agreed upon by everyone involved.

The six residents were in need of fresh supplies, after losing three shipments in eight months. An accident during a Florida launch in June destroyed everything on board. Another launch on October from Virginia exploded during launch and a Russian cargo went out of control in April.