Remember when you were a kid and you loved going to the local science museum gift shop and picking up a bag of astronaut ice cream, which was only a disgusting block of edible colored chalk, basically? Back when life was easy, when all you had to do was sleep, eat, learn how to spell, and go to science museums? And when you had a cold people would take care of you and give you medicine, and you didn’t have to wish that a medicine delivery system existed because there’s no way you’re going to a drug store right now because you feel too sick, plus you have a blog to write? Those were the days! So why not take a moment this Monday morning, while you’re sipping your coffee and thinking of the week ahead like the working stiff you are, to relive some of those days. “But would I have to drink my coffee out of a bag, then?” you’re probably wondering. “Isn’t that how astronauts do everything? With bags? Baaaaaags?” NO! You big, foolish dummy. You don’t think astronauts found a way around that? Come on. 

SEE! By wicking the liquid up along the side of the thing, they’re able to drink coffee like a normal person! By sucking it out of a ummmmeerrrrrr ahhhhhh

Oops! He’s right. Still a bag. So I guess DO pour it in a bag? Just pour your coffee in a bag and drink it that way. Maybe you’ll get sent home early. (Via Presurfer.)

Comments (33)
  1. I drink my coffee like an astronaut – wearing a space suit I can pee in.

  2. I’m more interested in the logistics of how astronauts MAKE coffee. I assume the drip method is out because you need gravity for that. Ditto percolators. I guess french press might work, but since we know THOSE guys aren’t going into space any time soon, we’d have to call it a freedom press.

  3. Yes, but can it handle my venti soy half-caf caramel macchiato frap?

  4. Forget coffee. Do you know a practical way I can eat potato chips in space? Asking for a friend.

  5. Omg Kelly are you sick? I’ll get your medicine.

  6. I had my first astronaut ice cream sandwich a week ago at the Maker Faire, and it was actually a DELICIOUS block of edible colored chalk.

  7. So drink rocket fuel? Is that what he’s saying in the beginning? Got it.

  8. For realsies, why isn’t there a medicine delivery system?

  9. I, too, am REALLY interested in how space colonists will be able to celebrate, by making a toast with their bag-o-cups, after defeating the dreaded Glaxbergadrawr from the Falcor Sector of the Nurzamjog Galaxy. Raise your cup-bags, people! We can finally live in peace on our new home, Earth 2.

  10. So this is how man’s last great dream became a reality?
    And at 1:55, Ground Control says, ‘This was a lot of fun’. If watching a bald man suck coffee out of a bag is what passes for fun in space future then *gunshot*

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