Last week Italy was on the verge of sending astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, 37, to the International Space Station (ISS) with a specially designed espresso machine that works in zero-gravity. But this plan had been delayed because of undisclosed reasons. But this will definitely happen sometime in April 2015.
Designed by Turin-based Lavazza and engineering firm Argotec, the ISSpresso, pumps water under high pressure through the machine into a pouch, where it can be consumed with the help of a straw. Italians have also crafted a special cup for the event.