On the international space station NASA successfully introduced world’s first zero gravity 3D printer that help astronauts experiments.
NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore installed the 3D printer, designed and built by Made In Space, inside the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) on the ISS.
The printer was launched in September aboard the SpaceX 4 resupply mission to the ISS.
“This is a very exciting day for me and the rest of the team. We had to conquer many technical challenges to get the 3D printer to this stage,” said Mike Snyder, lead engineer of California-based startup Made in Space, in a statement.
The goal of the 3D Printing in Zero-G technology demonstration is an experiment to explore the use of additive manufacturing technology as a reliable platform for sustained in-space manufacturing.