If any of you have been longing to train as astronauts, but felt that giving up coffee was too much of a sacrifice . . . you're in luck! I've just been reading about ISSpresso, the espresso machine on the International Space Station. [Photo: A close-up look at the ISSpresso machine by Argotec, Lavazza and the Italian Space Agency (Photo: Argotec)]

The first person to try out the coffee from the new machine was Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti on her 2014-5 mission on board the ISS.

I am not a coffee drinker, but British astronaut Tim Peake has said that you can make a good cup of tea on board the ISS. In which case that's an improvement over parts of Colorado where you can't get the water hot enough.

Last edited by Mona - Astronomy; 06/23/16 01:24 PM.

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