Astronauts to get out-of-this-world espresso maker

June 28, 2014 8:50 AM

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Talk about a cosmic caffeine jolt. The International Space Station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

Astronauts of all nationalities - but especially the Italians - have long grumbled about the tepid instant coffee served in pouches and drunk with straws 418 kilometres above Earth. The pouches and straws aren't going away, but at least the brew will pack some zerogravity punch.

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