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Cupola: Cafe Bella Vista

February 8, 2010

Cupola: Cafe Bella Vista

NASA’s Evel Knievel Memorial Space Stunt Program aims at putting humans in space for the scientific purpose of … putting humans in space. Italy now brings some European sophistication to this effort.

NASA’s idea of “sophistication” was spelling the name of a space shuttle  “Endeavour”  instead of “Endeavor” back in 1987.  Monday morning the same creaking craft hurled aloft with improvements for the International Space Shoppes (ISS).

Europe is opening two new Space Shoppes modules, the utilitarian Tranquility and the stylish Cupola. The latter (pictured above) offers diners scenic space vistas, and will complement the Asian fare of Japan’s austere Kibo Noodle Shop.

With Cupola in place, the ISS Food Court of Nations will be virtually complete. Thank goodness the International Space Toilet was repaired. Twice.

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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