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NASA’s space cup allows astronauts to drink coffee in space without efforts

The principle of the NASA space cup is just like the normal cups here on Earth, however, instead of relying on gravity, it uses a combination of surface tension and cup geometry

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION – Even drinking a simple cup of water may represent a problem in space. In a zero-gravity environment like the International Space Station, liquids float around in blobs that are difficult to handle. As a solution, astronauts use straws to drink from sealed pouches.

The space cup for a coffee in the International Space Station

However, in a demostration, NASA astronaut Nicole Mann used a special space cup that takes advantage of fluid dynamics to drink a cappuccino in the International Space Station.

The principle of the NASA space cup is just like the normal cups here on Earth, however, instead of relying on gravity, it uses a combination of surface tension and cup geometry.

This special cup will allow astronauts to drink a vast variety of drinks , making their missions and their lives easier.

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