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Astronauts Drink Coffee Made From…WHAT?

Astronauts Drink Coffee Made From…WHAT? The cost to transport drinking water to space used to cost around $15,000 per pint, so engineers got to work. In an effort to reduce excess waste and weight, NASA started a recycling program aboard the International Space Station. A purification system was implemented, and by 2009, Astronauts were recycling their own waste, turning it into potable drinking water. Earlier this year, ESA Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti¬†brought on-board the ISSpresso machine, a promising new contraption that would bring ‘real coffee’ to station crew members. How is it made? According to NASA and Italian Space Agency operational...