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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-09-2015 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Space Cups for all! Company crowdfunds zero-g coffee containers for barista-nauts

The company that put the "cup" in the first space cup of coffee now wants to put one in your hands.

IRPI, the makers of the specially-designed "Space Cups" now being used on the International Space Station, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to commercially make the capillary-flow containers. The Oregon-based R&D firm is seeking at least $50,000 to give everyone the chance to drink like an astronaut.

"There are currently six of these cups on Earth," remarked Mark Weislogel, lead for the "Capillary Effects of Drinking in the Microgravity Environment" study. "The other six are in space."

Want one?

David C
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posted 05-10-2015 05:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've signed up, good luck.

music_space
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posted 05-10-2015 06:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert, you wrote "Perks (get it?)"

I'm afraid I don't!...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-10-2015 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fran├žois, it is play on words: Perks can mean both a benefit, as in the rewards being offered for supporting the campaign, or to percolate, as in making coffee.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-13-2015 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
With just over a day left to go and it only being 65 percent funded ($33,000), it doesn't seem like the Space Cups Kickstarter will be successful. IRPI however, says it plans to proceed with production.
We want to thank all of our backers once again for your support. While we may not make this final push (although there's still a bit of time!) we are determined to make this cup happen! As we work to make progress we'll keep all of you posted so that no matter what happens here, you'll be able to buy a cup eventually.

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