Hooray! Clickbait worked! Now for the question:
Is it even possible to get alcohol to Mars colony under these circumstances?
Situation: We have base on Mars. Mars missions are on level of "ISS missions": Regular human presence is established on Mars. About 10 - 15 people live constantly inside small Martian colony.
This colony is full independent as of water, oxygen and power (ice resources + solar power). Colony can cover about 95% of food demand, rest is delivered by resupply missions.
Astronauts go on 4 year mission to Mars and back. Every two years resupply mission lands with 5 new crew members and after a while 5 of "veterans" go back to Earth.
Space agencies involved:
- NASA (USA)
- ESA (EU)
- Roskosmos (Russia)
- JASA (Japan)
- CSA ASC (Canada)
Now, back to the clickbait question. The astronauts in the colony would like to have some alcoholic refreshments available. However, because space travel is still hard and dangerous and Martian colony can have serious issues any time, as a contingency plan all of drugs and alcohol are strictly forbidden on any Mars missions.
While astronauts are aware of the fact that all of them being drunk or even lightly tipsy can be dangerous to the mission, or maybe even lethal, they also know that most severe incident required cooperation of three astronauts in order to estabilish "normal" status.
(So, in other calculations, two astronauts can be drunk like Czech and the mission can most probably survive)
The thing is:
- All equipment on Mars base is monitored and all "food" related equipment usage is being reported to the mission control (to know how much food to deliver)
- All laboratory equipment is also monitored and mission control is trying to have all laboratory equipment utilized
- All equipment being delivered to Mars go through several checks and is cataloged
All astronauts are trained and go through psychology tests to make sure they will go through 4 years without any problem.
But the thing is, the Martian nights are long and even if its really thrilling to be there out in the wild and explore the unexplored, one would surely enjoy the empty emptiness of Mars with glass of something "spicy"
Are we able to fulfill the needs of Astronauts?