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Morning Joe in Space

When drinking coffee in space, you’ll need a cup adapted to the behavior of liquids in zero gravity, naturally. Paola Antonelli, MoMA’s Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, discusses our latest acquisition, the “first object in our collection designed expressly for extraterrestrial use.” This zero-G coffee cup was designed by astronaut Don Pettit. Read more here.

[Don Pettit. Coffee Cup for Astronauts. 2008. Glazed earthenware. Gift of Samantha Cristoforetti. Study Collection]