Death Wish Coffee arrives at International Space Station
We're officially on the International Space Station! Well, we aren't, but our coffee is.
If you've been following Death Wish Coffee for the last few weeks, you'll know that we've recently transformed from the world's strongest coffee to the strongest coffee in the galaxy, sending coffee to the International Space Station to fuel the crew of NASA Expedition 56. If you haven't been following, we'll catch you up to speed.
Our coffee launched on Friday, June 29 at 5:42 a.m. aboard the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket with the Dragon Capsule containing science experiments, care packages, and supplies. It took 10 minutes to reach orbit, but started deploying solar arrays and thruster firings this morning.
Three days after its launch from Florida, the @SpaceX #Dragon cargo spacecraft has been installed on the Earth-facing side of the @Space_Station’s Harmony module for a month-long stay. Details: https://t.co/RWqQRp2Nee pic.twitter.com/96CLZE1StZ— NASA (@NASA) July 2, 2018
In addition to coffee and supplies, a number of science experiments were also sent to the Space Station, including CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile Companion), ECOSTRESS, and Canadarm2 Lee Robotic Arm. The reason? So astronauts can make further scientific discoveries — and wouldn't you need a strong cup of coffee to do that?
Capture confirmed! Dragon now attached to the @Space_Station robotic arm.— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 2, 2018
That's where we come in — to make coffee for space, we worked with the NASA Food Labs to create an instant, freeze-dried blend of the world's strongest coffee. From there, it was put into astronaut pouches so they can enjoy a strong brew while working on the Space Station.
We'll continue to update this blog with more photos and videos as they become available. Finally, thank you to our supporters — without you, this wouldn't have happened. We think you're pretty out of this world.
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