ISSpresso: espresso in space
In a story that’s sure to bring to the surface the long-debunked myth of an over-elaborate NASA quest to create a pen to operate in space, Wired reports that the coffee situation aboard the International Space Station is set to improve.
The station will be getting a 20kg, custom designed Lavazza espresso machine, to be delivered along with Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.
Among other differences from terrestrial espresso machines, the resulting beverage must be pumped into a straw-friendly bag rather than a cup.
All this means that I can finally head into space! Now where do I buy my spaceship?