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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 23:01

Space station gets espresso machine

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The next space station grocery run will carry caffeine to a whole new level: Aboard the SpaceX supply ship is an authentic espresso machine straight from Italy.

SpaceX is scheduled to launch its unmanned rocket with the espresso maker and 4,000 pounds (1,800 kilograms) of food, science research and other equipment Monday afternoon.

Published in Tekk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Spacewalk or space delivery? That's the question facing NASA as space station flight controllers try to revive a crippled cooling loop.

Half of the International Space Station's cooling system shut down last Wednesday because of a bad valve that made the line too cold. NASA is using a different valve to try to control the temperature, with some success, Kenny Todd, a space station manager said Monday.

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