Sipping Coffee from a Cup in Zero Gravity


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We've previously featured the neat videos of astronaut Don Pettit showing how a CD player becomes a gyroscope in space, adding Alka-Seltzer to a spherical drop of water, showing the Aurora Borealis from space, and drinking drops of tea with a pair of chopsticks. In this video, Pettit shows how it's possible to sip a coffee in zero gravity from a specially-designed lidless cup.

via The Presurfer | Biography of Pettit

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Very interesting...physics...blah blah blah

HOW WEAK IS THAT COFFEE!!!??? These are astronauts...in SPACE? They probably worked like dogs their entire lives to get there, can't we get them a better cup of joe?

I guess NASA has to cut their costs somewhere, but I bet Starbucks would pay a hefty fee to be "The Coffee of Astronauts".
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