The astronauts have for the first time carried a three dimensional printing using a 3D printer in the space, paving a milestone in the celestial experiments.
The new research work will allow creation of things in space in spite of having to deliver them.
Explaining the new 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.”
Sharing similar sentiments, project manager Niki Werkheiser said, “This is the first time we have ever used a 3-D printer in the space. And good news is that we are learning even more from these initial operations.”
Werkheiser further said, “As we print more and more parts, we will be able to learn whether some of the effects that we are seeing are caused by microgravity or only part of the normal fine-tuning printing process. Once the parts come back on Earth, we’ll be able to carry a more detailed analysis of finding out how they compare to parts printed on Earth.”
Researchers also said that it is the first step to carry a truly unrestricted space travel.
According to Kemmer, the new development represents the idea that if anything goes wrong in the space station or the future space stations then the NASA or the space crew can find a solution into the problem.