things that are harder to do than necessary (space coffee)


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  1. Yes, it looks like a real commercial, CGI and all.

    Comment by mech — February 3, 2019 @ 3:22 pm

  2. at $500 per cup, i think i’ll pass. you go ahead and then tell me what you think.

    Comment by jlw — February 3, 2019 @ 3:42 pm

  3. Doug said “…mount a roasting pot in the launch pad’s flame bucket.”

    A late friend of mine worked at Cape Canaveral during the Gemini/Apollo era. One of his tasks was to walk down the launch tower immediately before the launch, top to bottom, looking for any loose objects or anything that didn’t look right.
    He was always the last one off the pad before launch. On one of the Apollo launches, he got all the way down to the flame bucket, and found two guys napping there in the shade on the cool concrete. He said the flame from the Saturn engines gouged out Volkswagen Beetle size grooves and holes in the concrete.
    If it weren’t for Phil, that coulda been that year’s Darwin Award.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — February 3, 2019 @ 5:44 pm

  4. ^ Jeebus!
    ‘Em fellers have any ideer how much paperwork other folks’ll hafta do if they get all vaporized or sumpthin’? Actually, I don’t know, either; but I’ll betcha it’s a whole lot !

    Reckon that’s why we had a surrender-your-pad-access-badge-to-the-guard policy.

    Comment by DougM (a 20th-Century guy) — February 3, 2019 @ 6:17 pm

  5. When the fit that thing into a Keurig pod I’m buying

    Comment by Dave — February 3, 2019 @ 8:05 pm

  6. In space no one can hear you ask for cream.

    Comment by Nomen Nescio — February 4, 2019 @ 5:27 pm

  7. ^ Bean me up, Scottie

    (What? Hey, he started it)

    Comment by DougM (a 20th-Century guy) — February 4, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

  8. Sheesh – coffee is coffee. It comes in a paper cup with a plastic lid you drink it through a hole in.

    There’s another coffee that comes from beans they pick up after the beans have gone through a cat, but even that’s just coffee that comes in a paper cup with…..

    Comment by Michael D Zorn — February 5, 2019 @ 11:43 am

  9. ^ Yeah, but these will have part #s, lot #s, spec #s, contract #s, serial #s, and QA inspection marks on ‘em.
    That’s how you do space stuff.

    (What? Yeah, the manuals are prob’ly pretty short.)

    Comment by DougM (a 20th-Century guy) — February 5, 2019 @ 11:52 am

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