One of the Most Important Advances in Spaceflight Ever

STS-126 mission specialist Don Pettit used some of his off-duty time on Saturday to improvise a new coffee cup for use in space. No more drinking coffee through a straw!

Coffee lovers will name a planet after him someday.

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About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm a deacon at Quartz Hill Community Church. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild
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2 Responses to One of the Most Important Advances in Spaceflight Ever

  1. Eric says:

    Things are different in space. That’s cool. I suppose it would also work with other liquids, as long as the surface tension isn’t too much different.

  2. Don the Baptist says:

    And what’s wrong with a sippy cup?

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