Followers of this blog will know that Me and the Homebrews have a respectful appreciation for good beer. According to Mary Roach at NPR, we can't bring beer into space, and therefore to Mars.
No beer in space? Well, then it's very simple. I'm not going into space and I'm not going to Mars.
Never mind all those dreams as a kid of being an astronaut, floating weightlessly among the stars, blasting off to brave new worlds.
It's a fascinating listen, but probably one best heard in an easy chair with a cold one in hand ...