Drinking is Now Possible in Zero-Gravity


For a long time ISS astronauts have been drinking water or juice through a straw, because otherwise the fluid could «run away». The new invention will help them feel at home even in space.

Transparent cup of a special form developed by IRPI in collaboration with NASA, uses the surface tension holding the drink inside. One of the first who tested this space-cup in zero-gravity was the ISS-45/46 flight engineer Chell Lindgren. The video recently published on the web shows the process.