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Spaceplane fan sips sweet nectar from LOHAN's copious cup

Mead in a mug - heavenly

We're obliged to spaceplane fan Mike Kimber for sending over the first evidence we've received of our magnificent Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mug in the wild, and being put to extremely laudable use.

Mike wrote: "A while ago you published a recipe for a super strength mead in honour of the LOHAN project... Well here's my effort, standing proudly alongside my LOHAN mug. Pretty sure it stopped fermenting a while ago so I've had my first sip of sweet nectar from LOHAN's pristine cup. It tastes a lot better than you'd expect but I suspect too much will leave me with sticky teeth, nausea and a deep feeling of regret."

A LOHAN mug stands next to Mike Kimber's demijohn of mead

We'll leave it to readers to do the obligatory quips about the risks associated with excessive supping from LOHAN's cup, and bring you instead proof of its amazing versatility in delivering a mouthwatering range of fluids:

So, stick the kettle on, make yourselves a nice cuppa and enjoy details on the aforementioned 18% ABV "V2" mead - brewed by rocket motor wrangler Paul Shackleton - right here. ®

The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator, sponsored by...

  • EXASOL logo
  • Pulse_Eight
  • SecQuest logo
  • Lucidica logo
  • NXT logo

...and with the invaluable support of...

  • Edge Research Laboratory logo
  • Space Graphic Solutions logo
  • 3D Robotics logo
  • 3T RPD logo
  • University of Southampton logo
  • Applied Vacuum Engineering logo
  • Escher Technologies
  • Flashpoint Fireworks logo
  • HAB Supplies logo
  • Rock 7 logo
  • Random Engineering logo

More from the lovely LOHAN:

  • You can find full LOHAN coverage right here.
  • If you're new to LOHAN, seek out our mission summary for enlightenment.
  • There are photos our our magnificent Vulture 2 spaceplane here, and detailed structural plans here.
  • For your further viewing pleasure, we have all our photographic material stored on Flickr.
  • Our LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) videos live on YouTube.
  • We sometimes indulge in light consensual tweeting, as you can see here.

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