We all know how essential that morning cup of coffee is. Spacelings on the International Space Station, however, have to enjoy it differently.
Because coffee and other fluids go everywhere in microgravity, typically they sip their morning Joe in a contained container, using a straw. That could finally change after successful preliminary tests of six cups in microgravity that are apparently so stable with their liquids that you can even toss them a short distance. It’s part of a long-standing experiment that dates back to at least 2008, when NASA astronaut Don Pettit demonstrated drinking coffee from a cup in space — a cup that he co-invented.
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