An Italian recently boarded the International Space Station, and of course he brought with him the first coffee machine in space. But java in zero gravity needs to be drunk from special vessels – like this strange-looking specially designed espresso cup.
The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday, 23rd Novmeber. The craft will carry three astronauts up to the International Space Station where they'll undertake a five and a half month mission. And install a coffee machine.
This is the view from the International Space Station at night. Earth's many types of artificial lights create a bright mosaic, with the different hues revealing different lightbulbs and even different countries.