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Coffee in space – a study in fluid dynamics

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To Boldly Brew: Astronaut Uses ISSpresso to Make 1st Cup of Coffee in Space

Space: the final frontier — for coffee. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, dressed in a ‘Star Trek’ captain’s uniform, became the first person in space to sip from a freshly-brewed cup of coffee, using the ISS’s new espresso machine.


I smiled to see that it was an Italian astronaut to drink coffee from their new machine. The ISS is becoming a real home away from home.

What I love is that there is a valid scientific interest to this – they can learn about fluid dynamics by understanding how to make a good cup of coffee.

Getting the water in the cup, and cleaning everything afterwards, takes some heavy engineering.

And it looks like they succeeded.


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