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Astronauts on the International Space Station can now enjoy fresh Italian espresso, thanks to an experimental coffee machine.
Over the weekend, Italian spacefarer Samantha Cristoforetti, fired up the contraption and had the first interstellar shot of Java.
"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised." Fresh espresso in the new Zero-G cup! To boldly brew... http://t.co/Zw2CllJgzF
She posted a photo of herself on Twitter on Sunday, sipping from a cup designed for use in zero-gravity.
For the special occasion, she put on her Star Trek uniform top. She could not resist tweeting the phrase "to boldly brew".
The fresh brew will be seen as a welcome treat on board the space station, as its inhabitants usually have to suffer pouches of Nasa's instant coffee - drunk through a straw - for their regular caffeine fix.
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Igor Komarov, head of Roscosmos, listed a series of problems that had made the Progress freighter tumble out of control since early yesterday and added: "Because of this, the craft's continued flight and its docking with the ISS is not possible."
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A Nasa statement has said that the crew on board the International Space Station (ISS) is safe and that an ammonia leak is possible but not certain.
The official said the crew had evacuated to one section of the ISS after they observed an increase in water loop pressure and then cabin pressure.
This could indicate an ammonia leak, but this is a "worst case scenario", hence the precautionary evacuation.
The statement said that the alert could also have been caused by a "faulty sensor or by a problem in a computer relay box".