Now the folks on the International Space Station can enjoy a morning (or whenever) cup o’ joe!

Well, actually, espresso. The Italians have developed the ISSpresso, which will make the good stuff, even in microgravity.

And soon the astronauts/cosmonauts can even drink it out of cups! No more of these squeeze bags and straws. These cups are made on a 3D printer. They have a rather wacky shape but that’s what’s needed to hang onto the liquid.

Although this 3D-printing technology is to be used for more serious applications[1]: other fluid transporting, such as in fuel tanks, cooling systems and life support.

[1]WHAT! what’s more serious than coffee? Tell me that when I’m first waking up!

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