Argotec’s David Avino describes the machine as “a food laboratory” that might eventually also produce gourmet soups in micro-gravity.
Making coffee in space is difficult, as coffee from an Earth-based machine would form droplets and float away rather than drip into the cup.
The ISSpresso takes water from a pouch and pumps it round the machine through a capsule of coffee and into another pouch which the astronauts can drink from using a straw.
Argotec have been working on the design since 2012, according to The Guardian, after Italian astronaut, Luca Parmitano, complained that he missed his coffee on the Space Station.
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