ISSpresso: The Coffee Machine That Works in Space

by Christopher Freeburn | June 18, 2014 11:31 am

ISSpresso: The Coffee Machine That Works in Space

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) soon won’t have to make do with lousy coffee[1].

Space Walk 300x187 ISSpresso: The Coffee Machine That Works in Space[2]
Source: Flickr[3]

A partnership between Italian coffee maker Lavazza, aerospace firm Argotec and the Italian Space Agency has produced ISSpresso, a coffee-maker that can function in the restrictive environment aboard the ISS. The ISSpresso will be delivered to the space station later this year, the Telegraph notes.

Built to operate in zero-gravity, the ISSpresso weighs in at 20 kilograms. Able to make tea, coffee or expresso, the machine is specially designed to withstand highly pressurized environments.

ISSpresso uses coffee capsules and will be brought up to the ISS with Italy’s first woman astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, in November.

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Endnotes:
  1. won’t have to make do with lousy coffee: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/10909172/ISSpresso-Italy-makes-coffee-machine-that-works-in-space.html
  2. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Space-Walk.jpg
  3. Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/15511045@N03/1650934598/sizes/o/
  4. TSLA: Tesla CEO Says SpaceX Will Put People on Mars by 2026: http://investorplace.com/2014/06/tsla-tesla-ceo-says-spacex-will-put-people-mars-2026/
  5. GOOG: Buzz Builds Around Google, Virgin Galactic Space Talks: http://investorplace.com/2014/06/goog-google-virgin-galactic-space-talks/
  6. NASA News: Hubble Space Telescope Captures Most Colorful Picture Yet: http://investorplace.com/2014/06/nasa-news-hubble-space-telescope-captures-colorful-picture-yet/
  7. FAA Approves Virgin Galactic Space Flights: http://investorplace.com/2014/05/faa-virgin-galactic-space-flights/
  8. Saturn Moon Shows Signs of Underground Ocean: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/saturn-moon-shows-signs-underground-ocean/

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