A very interesting mix of cargo just made its way to the International Space Station.

FOX News Radio's Kerin McCue reports:

10,000 pounds of supplies have recently been received by the six person crew of the ISS, including spacewalking equipment, a dozen mice and some distilled spirits! That's right, booze!

Half-a-dozen liquor samples sent up by the Suntory Global Innovation Center of Tokyo. But the astronauts won't taste a drop of it. It's all for science.

The experiment's designed to find out if alcoholic beverages mellow in space the same way they do on Earth. The six samples will spend a year in orbit before coming back home. They will then be compared to an identical group of samples being stored underground in Japan.

The project has NASA's blessing.

Kerin McCue, FOX News Radio.