By Deena Shanker | December 8, 2015
Being an astronaut takes years of school, at least a thousand hours of jet flying time, and passing a space physical exam to qualify. And then, even when you finally make it to space, you can’t even have a regular cup of coffee.
Luckily for space travelers, a semi-normal cup of joe may finally be on the horizon, researchers recently announced at the American Physical Society’s 68th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics in Boston.
Thanks to the effects of microgravity, coffee-sipping astronauts have had to drink their morning brew from a closed container with a straw. But recent tests of six cups could soon make it much more familiar.