Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling humanity’s future in space, Made In Space, Inc. has developed additive manufacturing technology for use in the space environment. By manufacturing space assets in space, as opposed to launching them from Earth, the company plans to accelerate and broaden space development while also providing unprecedented access for people on Earth to use in-space capabilities.
ISU students at NASA Ames Research Centre got the opportunity to take a tour in the Made in Space office on site. They have been 3D printing on the ISS since March 2016 and also begun looking into the use of materials such as metals, recycled water bottles and even regolith for in-situ resource utilization.
It was a great pleasure having the tour of this exciting facility.