Houston, We Have a Printer: To Boldly Print Where No One Has 3D Printed Before

While most of us spent Christmas Eve spending time with family, American astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins were out for a walk . . . 260 miles above Earth. Conducting what was only the second Christmas Eve spacewalk in NASA’s history, the two astronauts successfully replaced an ammonia pump module, which is a massive component of the International Space Station’s (ISS) cooling systems. The spacewalk was ordered after the ISS was determined to be in “too vulnerable a state” to wait for supplies from an unmanned rocket scheduled for January. Continue reading “Houston, We Have a Printer: To Boldly Print Where No One Has 3D Printed Before”