Captain Janeway of the USS Voyager would be proud of Expedition 43 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti, who is seen above shortly after grappling the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship yesterday morning. Referring to the ISSpresso machine on board the supply ship, the Expedition 43 Flight Engineer tweeted out “There’s coffee in that nebula"… ehm, I mean… in that #Dragon.”
The quote references a statement Kathryn Janeway, Captain of the titular starship from the Star Trek: Voyager television series, made during an episode. Her drink of choice during the seven-year run of the show was coffee, and the beverage was the butt of many jokes and puns.
This is one of my favorite stories in the entire series. It puts Kirk and Spock’s growing friendship to the test in the most deliciously painful way possible: betrayal. Although everything works out in the end, the ordeal reveals that, while they are relatively close, they don’t have that level of unshakable trust and loyalty yet.