Space Station Live Interview – 3D Printing on the Station

3D Printing in space is quickly becoming a reality as Made in Space and Nasa are working together to get the first ever 3D printer to the ISS by next fall. On june we reported on the successful Zero-G 3D Printing tests by Made in Space, where they used parabolic flight to achieve weightlessness. For this saturday, let’s take a look at the project again. On “Space Station Live” video below, NASA public affairs officer Lori Meggs interviews Niki Werkheiser, 3-D print project manager at Marshall Space Flight Center. Learn exactly why this technology is important for NASA and space exploration, and what kind of objects the will be printing on the orbit.

Watch full Space Station Live broadcast weekdays on NASA TV at 10 a.m. CDT. http://www.nasa.gov/ntv