Will there be a coffee shop in the space in the coming years?

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with NASA's TESS spacecraft on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The same booster will launch CRS-15 on Friday, June 29. (Photo: SpaceX)

With the advancing technologies, we have its possible that in the coming years we will be having a coffee shop in the outer space.

The latest news about NASA bringing sixty silver pouches of the strongest coffee in the outer space courtesy of Death Wish Coffee Company shows the possibility to have a coffee shop in the space. The coffee will start to travel from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to the orbiting outpost on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 5:42 a.m. Part of the mission of the International Space Station astronauts and cosmonauts will deliver nearly 6,000 pounds of supplies, cargo, and science experiments, of course, bringing coffee is included in this mission.

The reason why the International Space Station astronauts and cosmonauts bring coffee with them is to have their caffeine fix in the space without waiting until they are back to earth.

Nicole Stott a two-time space shuttle astronaut, a coffee lover who guest on the Death Cast podcast last year. The topic discussed the “exhaustion felt after a long spacewalk and how a strong cup of coffee would help with recovery.” During their discussion, the company get its “World’s Strongest Coffee” blend and show to the food expert of NASA, who agreed it would make a good addition to the crew’s care packages.

“We’re going to be on the International Space Station,” said Jeff Ayers, the head of broadcasting for Death Wish Coffee. “Even saying it out loud still doesn’t seem real.”

The coffee pouches are specially designed for NASA to take on the outer space.

Teams at Death Wish, he said, had to develop an instant version of the coffee that would be compliant with NASA’s requirements. Once sealed in the pouches, a small nozzle at the top will allow astronauts to pump 8 ounces of hot water in, then add an elongated straw for drinking.

Pouches of death wish coffee for SpaceX
Examples of the 60 pouches of Death Wish Coffee that will launch to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket as soon as Friday, June 29. (Photo: NASA via Death Wish Coffee)

Arabica and Robusta beans are the blends chosen for the trip where it gives the kick in for the astronauts and cosmonauts for their nervous system stimulation – the blend has about twice as much caffeine as a typical serving.

“It’s the blend of those beans and then the roasting process” that helps develop the strength of caffeine and the coffee’s flavor, Ayers said, including the temperature, time and roaster itself.

The Death Wish Coffee is not the first coffee who landed in space, but crews need their extra caffeine to keep them extra productive since they do a lot of research and equipment hauled to the ISS by the Dragon spacecraft, which include investigations into artificial intelligence thanks to a spherical “autonomous astronaut” known as CIMON; a study of water stress in plants and how they could react to climate change; and a spare end piece to the robotic arm on the ISS known as Canadarm2, to name a few.

Source Florida Today

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