Coffee

BETTER ROVERS YIELD BETTER COFFEE

Technology often develops through circuitous paths, but the one linking NASA’s cutting-edge autonomous robotic vehicles with gourmet coffee might be one of the more surprising. In 2006, Matt Walliser, now chief engineer at San Francisco-based Blossom Coffee, took on an internship at the Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory at NASA Research Park, part of Ames Research […]

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY: JAVA IN ZERO-G

Coffee has been a staple in an astronaut’s diet since the very beginning. They often start their morning by sipping rehydrated instant coffee crystals from drink pouches. It’s a little tricky to play barista in microgravity, so the pouches come pre-mixed with different combinations of cream and sugar depending on each astronaut’s preference. Ongoing research […]

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