28 Jul '17, 4pm

Lavazza in space: the #ISSpresso machine along with the A Modo Mio blends, protagonists of the VITA mission

Lavazza in space: the #ISSpresso machine along with the A Modo Mio blends, protagonists of the VITA mission

– There is no life in space without espresso. Coffee is the protagonist of the VITA Mission (the Italian word for ‘life' and an acronym standing for ‘Vitality, Innovation, Technology, Ability'), which has brought Paolo Nespoli and his crewmates to the International Space Station (ISS). Upon arrival, the astronauts are welcomed by a 100% Italian product: the innovative capsule-based ISSpresso machine created by Argotec and Lavazza in a public-private partnership with the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The machine was installed in the Space Station’s Node 1/Unity module on May 3rd , 2015 during the Futura mission, which allowed Samantha Cristoforetti to drink the first espresso in a state of microgravity in history. The partnership with ASI, which coordinated the experiment, made possible the machine’s transport to the International Space Station and, subsequently, thanks to an...

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