Exploring outer space is a dream for so many people. There is even a long waiting list of celebrities and millionaires for Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic journey into space. But you would expect these adventurers to want a few home comforts. What if they woke up and couldn't smell the coffee? Maybe Nespresso compatible capsules are the answer.
With a bit of poetic licence, they could wake up to David Bowie's song, with Ground Control calling Major Tom to say: "Commencing countdown, coffee's on."
Luckily for astronauts today, they can enjoy a range of meals and hot drinks. The National Space Centre says the food available on the International Space Station comes in sealed pouches or cans which need to be heated or dehydrated foods - just add water.
They can also use water to rehydrate drinks such as coffee, tea, juice and milk.
So it is possible that astronauts can get rocket fuel for their bodies thanks to Nespresso compatible capsules. This would mean they could enjoy a range of great coffees, from espresso to a latte, with a choice of Nespresso compatible capsules on board their spaceship.
The concept of drinking coffee in space has fascinated millions of people, and a video has gone viral of Dr Don Pettit's video of drinking coffee through a zero-gravity coffee cup, which he invented while on board the space shuttle Endeavour a few years ago. The zero gravity coffee cup has developed since then and has a pointed corner which works with the surface tension of the liquid to draw it to your mouth.
Coffee drinkers in space would need a special coffee cup or pouch with a straw without this cup, as you can't use a normal coffee cup because of zero gravity, which means the liquid gets thicker and tends to stick to the cup.
Coffee lovers who want to enjoy Nespresso compatible capsules will also need something like a special micro-gravity coffee machine which will stop the coffee and hot water from floating away. Italy announced earlier in 2015 that they would send an espresso machine into space
So drinking a cup of coffee should be on every would-be astronaut's wish-list of essentials in space. Not only will they be enjoying a great cup of coffee, but they will also be boosting their health.
Coffee has been shown to boost your mood, protect your heart and liver and prevent gallstones. So there are a few more reasons to enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee.
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