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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-16-2014 05:02 AM     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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Astronauts to brew coffee on space station with ISSpresso machine

The International Space Station is getting a critical upgrade: its first coffee machine.

The "ISSpresso," a capsule-based espresso machine, will enable astronauts to brew the hot caffeinated beverage as an alternative to the instant coffee that has been their only option aboard the space station for the past 13 years.

"We have been thinking about taking espresso into space for some time," said Giuseppe Lavazza, vice president of the coffee retailer Lavazza, in a statement. "Today we are in a position to overcome the limits of weightlessness and enjoy a good espresso – the indisputable symbol of made in Italy products – on the International Space Station."

Rocketman!
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posted 06-16-2014 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocketman!   Click Here to Email Rocketman!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does this open up an opportunity for a certain Seattleite executive to float the idea of sending the aptly named Starbucks into space?

Cliff Lentz
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posted 07-05-2014 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would interesting to see if they can use the Don Pettit "Microgravity Cup" to enjoy their coffee!

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