In Brief

Lavazza and Argotec have created a device that can help astronauts fulfill their desires for coffee outside the atmosphere.

Espresso coffee happens to be one of the things that a lot of astronauts miss the most while they’re up in the International Space Station (ISS) for a mission, but it may not be long before the astronauts on the ISS can enjoy a shot of espresso in space.

Argotec, an Italian aerospace company contracted by the European Space Agency to develop and supply space food to European astronauts on the ISS, and Italian coffee brand Lavazza are working together with the Italian Space Agency to bring authentic Italian espresso to the ISS through a specially-designed espresso machine, which they are calling the ISSpresso.

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