Crew members on long-duration space missions frequently miss the comforts of home, from favorite meals to a fresh cup of coffee. ISSpresso is an espresso maker for the International Space Station (ISS) that crew members use to make tea, coffee, broth, or other hot beverages they might enjoy. The ISSpresso is not much larger than a typical espresso machine that would be found on the ground. . Water at room temperature is heated and pressurized to brew espresso, improving food options and variety for orbiting crew members. The technology developed to provide espresso, and other hot beverages, in a microgravity environment could lead to new or improved brewing methods and techniques in Earth-based applications.
WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 2022
ARTEMIS 1 LIFTOFF! ‣
A leading role for our country, with the Italian space sector guided by the Italian Space Agency MORE...
SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022
Astrosamantha has returned to Earth ‣
The astronaut concludes the Minerva mission after almost six months aboard the space outpost. Watch the video on ASITV MORE...
WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2022
Samantha Cristoforetti in charge of the ISS ‣
Samantha has become the first European woman to take the lead of the space outpost. The video is available on ASITV MORE...
WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2022
SAMANTHA CRISTOFORETTI WILL BE THE COMMANDER OF THE ISS ‣
AstroSamantha will become the first European astronaut in command of the International Space Station MORE...
THURSDAY 21 JULY 2022
ASTROSAMANTHA, THE FIRST EUROPEAN SPACEWALKER ‣
First extravehicular activity for Samantha Cristoforetti MORE...