Monday, May 4, 2015

To Boldly Brew Espresso Where No One Has Brewed Before

[In case you're wondering, that cup Italian astronaut Sam Cristoforetti is drinking from is designed for use in zero-gravity (and, yes, she is wearing a Star Trek uniform top to go with her reference to the show). NASA pointed out last week in a blog post that six such cups are aboard the ISS — and their job, as the agency puts it, is "more than [to] lift espresso to astronauts' lips."]

Pic from Eyetalian astronauts twitter feed cause US just sent her an espresso machine which works in zero gravity.  Try that, Keurig!

Then of course, NASA had to continue in typical geek fashion: ""It will also provide data on the passive movement of complex fluids as part of the Capillary Beverage investigation. The results will confirm and direct math models that help engineers exploit capillary fluid physics (capillary fluidics) to control how liquids move by designing containers specific to the task at hand."

Geezum crow, Star Wars geeks have ruined everything

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