The machine is created by Italian coffee company Lavazza and aerospace company Argotec.
Luca Parmitano, an Italian astronaut said, one of the things he missed on Earth during his stint at the space station was espresso. If he will be sent to international space station, he might not say no with ISSpresso on board.
The dragon capsule which has launched yesterday is expected to reach International Space Station by Friday.
The resupply cargo has many supplies and scientific experiments including the ISSpresso machine.
According to developers one of the biggest challenges for them in making the machine was how to stop the espresso from floating.
The astronauts at ISS will have to drink the coffee in a bag with a straw, so that the liquid is not floating around.
The ISSpresso is a simple machine and it is roughly the size of the microwave, and it very easy to operate.
The astronauts are only required to place a sealed bag of hot water within the machine and add a capsule of espresso, then press the brew button, and espresso is ready.
The espresso machine is fitted with additional safety measures which includes collection of sensors and extra strong steel tubing to avoid leakage of steam and coffee in the cabin
Vickie Kloeris, NASA food supply manager said that they still have to wait before celebrating, as they don’t know whether the machine will work in the space or not. Aside from the technical problems which may arise, they are other problems NASA is trying to figure out like how to increase the machines capability to store espresso capsule. At present the machine can store 20-30 espresso capsules.
The Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, one of the crew members is going to be served with the first cup of espresso in space. If she approves then only the rest of the crew members will go for espresso.