The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

April 15, 2015 7:42 AM

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The Space Station Gets A Coffee Bar

Italian astronaut Samantha Christoforetti sees the sun rise every 90 minutes on the International Space Station. But she can't get a decent cup of coffee to go with the view.

"For an instant coffee, it's an excellent instant coffee," says Vickie Kloeris, who manages the space station's food supply for NASA. Astronauts are allotted up to three freeze-dried cups (pouches, actually) a day, and Kloeris says it's "extremely popular."

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