Mumm Champagne Announces Collaboration with Axiom Space

Mumm Champagne Announces Collaboration with Axiom Space

Mumm Champagne Collaboration with Axiom Space
Mumm Collaboration with Axiom Space / Photo: Axiom Space

Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar champagne, a symbol of our culture, will embark on future human space flights.

Maison Mumm revealed the final design of Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar, the first champagne bottle and tasting experience designed for space travel and human spaceflight. In a historic collaboration with Axiom Space, a leader in commercial human spaceflight, Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar will join Axiom’s human spaceflight program and fly on future space missions.

Beyond the technological challenge, Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar participates in making our culture and its rituals a part of history wherever humankind explores new territories. Initiated in 2017, this ambitious project has now achieved full compliance with space cargo specifications and AOC Champagne regulations. Following on this achievement, Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar will join Axiom’s upcoming crewed missions to low Earth orbit and extend the collaboration to Axiom Station, the world’s first commercial space station, to test and discover the tasting ritual in the real conditions of space.

True to the avant-garde spirit that has been driving it since 1827, Maison Mumm has been pursuing a project since 2017 that is as ambitious as it is innovative. The first Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar model presented in 2018 set the framework for the project’s different aspects – culture, designinnovation, wine – and generated observations – technical and oenological – useful for the development of the second model to be certified.

Surrounded by the best experts in their field, Maison Mumm continued the research and experimentation – in collaboration with Octave de Gaulle, founder of SPADE, an agency specialized in the design of objects for space application, and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the national French space agency. Laurent Fresnet, Maison Mumm Cellar Master, also participated in a parabolic flight in order to understand the impact of zero-gravity conditions on the wine and guarantee its integrity in the finalization of the specific blend of the Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar cuvée.

After four years of this new phase of research of development, Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar has now achieved full compliance with space requirements certified by the CNES, attesting to its readiness for future space flights. Furthermore, Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar respects AOC Champagne regulations, certifying the integrity of the wine.

Maison Mumm is taking champagne into a new era of human history. Jean-François Clervoy, French European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut and veteran of three NASA space missions, collaborated on the project and comments:

“In space, it is essential to maintain a link with Earth and its culture. As a symbol of the art of living that has endured through time, champagne has this universal appeal.”

Space exploration allows us to have a better observation and understanding of our own world. It also generates technological innovations that help change our lives on Earth and research that creates progress in various fields.

If the notion of progress is inscribed in the founding identity of Maison Mumm, the Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar project gives a definition that goes far beyond champagne. It is part of a much larger vision for humankind: a vision that the champagne House shares with Axiom Space and which has led them to announce their collaboration to establish terrestrial culture at the outpost of humanity in space.

The Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar champagne will embark on an upcoming Axiom Space mission to test the tasting ritual in real space flight conditions. This will help finalize the development of the experience and make last-minute adjustments.

The ultimate goal is for Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar to participate in the pursuit of space exploration by taking part in life on board the station currently being developed by Axiom Space. As a result, space travelers will be able to enjoy a product that comes from Earth’s soil as well as the savoir-faire of humankind, a symbol of our culture.

Champagne allows us to recreate an emblematic ritual of celebration and conviviality that brings us together on Earth: a real link that conveys common values.

The champagne will be used to recreate an iconic celebration ritual that brings together humans on Earth and allows future professional and private astronauts to experience this ritual of conviviality in space where it could prove to be of utmost importance. As a symbol of terrestrial culture, Mumm Cordon Rouge Stellar champagne will serve as a universal beacon, uniting international crews around common values on their most challenging journeys.

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