Last year Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano to the International Space Station. His main complaint was the lack of decent espresso. Seeing a new market, Italian espresso manufacturer Lavazza said it had partnered with Argotec, an Italian aerospace engineering company, to create a space worthy espresso machine for the International Space Station.
Called the “ISSpresso,” the new machine uses a capsule system to make espresso, caffè lungo, coffee, and other hot beverages. The company says the space coffee machine weighs 44 pounds and works under extreme conditions. It even works upside-down.
Lavazza says it expects the ISSpresso to be ready to go into orbit in November, when the Italian Space Agency sends its second long-term mission to the space station.
But with the recent drought and rust problem will the space station be able to afford the coffee?
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