Space station to get espresso maker

June 28, 2014 1:36 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The international space station is getting a real Italian espresso machine.

Astronauts of all nationalities — 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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