CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — An Italian astronaut on the International Space Station may just have to wait a bit longer for her mornings to improve.
Samantha Cristoforetti, who has been suffering through instant coffee, was really looking forward to to getting a specially designed, Italian-made espresso maker on a supply capsule which is scheduled for launch Monday.
The only problem is SpaceX has a single second — at precisely 4:33 p.m. — to launch its unmanned cargo ship for NASA from Cape Canaveral and forecasters put the odds of acceptable weather at 60 percent.
Minutes after liftoff, SpaceX will try again to land its leftover booster on an ocean barge.
The espresso machine was supposed to fly in January, but ended up on backlog following another company’s launch explosion last year.
Altogether, the capsule holds more than 4,000 pounds of supplies.
(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)