Astronauts in Spaceships Getting Coffee


Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti enjoys espresso from a zero-G cup while gazing out the cupola on the International Space Station. Image via NASA.gov

How can humanity ever hope to thrive without Earth if it can’t even function without its morning cup of coffee? Fortunately, engineers have devised increasingly practical means of brewing and sipping coffee in space -- neither of which are easy feats in microgravity. Join Robert Lamb and Joe McCormick for a consideration of space coffee.

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Topics in this Podcast: space, coffee, Physics