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Date: 26 Jun 2007 19:58:12
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Coffee to Take Flight in Space
For the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal (June 2007) p.13 World News:

Coffee to Take Flight in Space
United States ---- In June, a quarter lb of coffee beans will be carried to
the edge of space in a high altitude balloon. The beans will ascend to an
altitude of 20 miles while being exposed to extremes of cold, vacuum and
cosmic rays. At the end of the mission, the vehicle carrying the coffee will
desend to Earth by parachute.

After landing, the coffee will be auctioned off on eBay to raise money for
space education. The mission, called Away 33, will be the 91st flown by JP
Aerospace, which is an independent space program staffed by volunteers
dedicated to bringing space travel to everyone.

JP Aerospace is also on the lookout for coffee companies that have a special
blend they want carried aloft. "The space barristas at JPA are more than
happy to oblige", says John Powell, president of JP Aerospace.

Cheers,
Craig.









 
Date: 27 Jun 2007 01:27:06
From: Brian Colwell
Subject: Re: Coffee to Take Flight in Space

"Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com > wrote in message
news:5edngfF37hme3U1@mid.individual.net...
> For the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal (June 2007) p.13 World News:
>
> Coffee to Take Flight in Space
> United States ---- In June, a quarter lb of coffee beans will be carried
> to the edge of space in a high altitude balloon. The beans will ascend to
> an altitude of 20 miles while being exposed to extremes of cold, vacuum
> and cosmic rays. At the end of the mission, the vehicle carrying the
> coffee will desend to Earth by parachute.
>
> After landing, the coffee will be auctioned off on eBay to raise money for
> space education. The mission, called Away 33, will be the 91st flown by JP
> Aerospace, which is an independent space program staffed by volunteers
> dedicated to bringing space travel to everyone.
>
> JP Aerospace is also on the lookout for coffee companies that have a
> special blend they want carried aloft. "The space barristas at JPA are
> more than happy to oblige", says John Powell, president of JP Aerospace.
>
> Cheers,
> Craig.
>
Green or roasted ? :-))

bmc





  
Date: 26 Jun 2007 22:37:32
From: Craig Andrews
Subject: Re: Coffee to Take Flight in Space

"Brian Colwell" <bmcolwell@shaw.ca > wrote in message
news:K1jgi.65334$1i1.738@pd7urf3no...
>
> "Craig Andrews" <alt.coffee@deletethis.rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:5edngfF37hme3U1@mid.individual.net...
>> For the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal (June 2007) p.13 World News:
>>
>> Coffee to Take Flight in Space
>> United States ---- In June, a quarter lb of coffee beans will be carried
>> to the edge of space in a high altitude balloon. The beans will ascend to
>> an altitude of 20 miles while being exposed to extremes of cold, vacuum
>> and cosmic rays. At the end of the mission, the vehicle carrying the
>> coffee will desend to Earth by parachute.
>>
>> After landing, the coffee will be auctioned off on eBay to raise money
>> for space education. The mission, called Away 33, will be the 91st flown
>> by JP Aerospace, which is an independent space program staffed by
>> volunteers dedicated to bringing space travel to everyone.
>>
>> JP Aerospace is also on the lookout for coffee companies that have a
>> special blend they want carried aloft. "The space barristas at JPA are
>> more than happy to oblige", says John Powell, president of JP Aerospace.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Craig.
>>
> Green or roasted ? :-))
>
> bmc
>

Well, farther down they say "JP Aerospace is also on the lookout for coffee
companies that have a special blend they want carried aloft"., & by blend
I'd think they were talking about roasted. They should of mentioned that
right up front though! {;-D.
craig.