(WAFF) - How fitting: The first Italian woman in space is the first to whip up a cup of espresso flying 200+ miles above the earth.
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti brewed her first Zero-G cup over the weekend aboard the International Space Station on the new espresso machine which was delivered by SpaceX in April.
The specially-made Italian espresso maker was supposed to arrive in January, but didn't get to orbit until recently.
It did make it just in time for @AstroSamantha to enjoy a cup of her country's traditional brew just before she leaves the Station.
Cristoforetti is scheduled to return to Earth next week following a 6-month mission.
Espresso literally means "fast" in Italian. While coffee has been popular for centuries in Italy, espresso first appeared via merchants in Venice in the 1900s.