NASA's First 3-D Printer In Space Creates Its First Object
The International Space Station is now using a proof-of-concept 3D printer to test additive printing in a weightless, isolated environment.By Evan Thomas | November 26, 2014
The International Space Station keeps getting all the creature comforts of a high-tech home — wi-fi, breathable atmosphere and now a 3D printer.
NASA astronauts made their first 3D printed part aboard the International Space Station Tuesday.
The printer and its product look much like those you’d find on earth, and uses the same heated plastic materials to create its projects. (Video via NASA)