Astronauts getting espresso maker - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

June 27, 2014 4:57 PM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - 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 260 miles above Earth. The pouches and straws aren't going away, but at least the brew will pack some zero-gravity punch.

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