On the 4th of October 2019, Charlie Duke climbed on board a zero-gravity parabolic flight in France. Maison Mumm was with the astronaut who participated in the Apollo 11 and Apollo 16 lunar missions. During the flight, they shared a unique moment of celebration with Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar, the first champagne developed to be savored in space. Innovation and daring have been integral to Maison Mumm since its foundation. It is only appropriate that in 2019, the House is there to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the most daring adventure in the history of mankind. As “Capsule communicator” as we name the astronaut based in the mission control center in charge of radio contact with the flight crew — for the Apollo 11 Moon landing on 20th July 1969, Charlie Duke’s distinctive Southern drawl marked an extraordinary moment in history. When unforeseen complications forced the Lunar Module to alter its trajectory, it only had sixty seconds to land before it ran out of sufficient fuel for the return journey to Earth. Audiences around the world held their breath in suspense as Duke famously talked the crew through the perilous landing. Now for the first time since 1972 he has once again experienced zero gravity during a Mumm flight initiated by SWISSAPOLLO, as a guest of SolarStratos and in partnership with Novespace, subsidiary of CNES. Charlie Duke was joined by French ESA astronaut JeanFrançois Clervoy, who played a central role on the research team that developed Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar, and Octave de Gaulle, founder of SPADE, a design agency specializing in creating objects for use in space, who created the prototype for the bottle.
On the 4th of October 2019, Charlie Duke climbed on board a zero-gravity parabolic flight in France