Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) have carried the first ever 3D printing in the space.
The use of 3D printers in the space has paved a milestone in the celestial study as it has allowed creation of things in space despite of having to deliver them.
Speaking about the big experiment, Made In Space CEO Aaron Kremmer said, “This is the first object truly manufactured off of planet Earth. It marks a huge milestone, not only for us or NASA but also for the humanity as a whole.”
Project manager Niki Werkheiser said the 3D printing in space has opened new ways of learning about some of the celestial occurrences.
“Once the printed parts returns to Earth, we’ll be able to carry a more in-depth analysis of finding out how they compare to parts printed on Earth,” Werkheiser said.
Researchers also believe that this is the first step forward in direction of a truly unrestricted space travel.
Kemmer said the new development represents the idea that if anything trouble emerges at the space station or upcoming space stations then the NASA and the space crew can find a possible solution into the problem.