Julie Rutherford, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:42am
At the request of NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren Portland State mechanical engineering graduate student Drew Wollman designed a method to brew coffee in a zero-gravity environment. His invention helps make life a little more bearable for coffee lovers in space.
Lindgren contacted Wollman and professor Mark Weislogel about developing the device after reading about the team's zero-gravity espresso cups in Wired Magazine's Most Cleverly Designed Objects of 2015.