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You CAN drink from a cup in micro-G!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:50 pm
by JamesG
Came across this cool video of a little experiment aboard the ISS where they made a drinking cup that was shaped to both contain the fluid and wick it up to the edge where it could be sipped out. No more squeeze bottles!

http://sciencestage.com/v/851/a-cup-of-joe-in-space.html

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Re: You CAN drink from a cup in micro-G!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:20 pm
by RickLewis
That's really interesting! The proof of the coffee cup is in the drinking, and judging by the video this cup works pretty well.

I like the satisfied expression of the astronaut in the video. Looks like the expression of somebody who knows they have a really elegant solution to a problem.

Re: You CAN drink from a cup in micro-G!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:56 am
by Darth Kevin
This is going to make it a whole lot easier to have wild parties on the ISS