This video explains the core vision behind the company as told by its leaders from their headquarters in Moffett Field, CA (in order of appearance):
Aaron Kemmer – Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder
Mike Snyder – Lead Engineer, Head of R&D
Mike Chen – Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder
Jason Dunn – Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder
—-About Made In Space—-
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 zero-gravity. By constructing hardware that can build what is needed in space, as opposed to launching it 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.
Made In Space’s team consists of successful entrepreneurs, experienced space experts and key 3D printing developers. With over 30,000+ hours of 3D printing technology testing, and 400+ parabolas of microgravity test flights, Made In Space’s experience and expertise has led to the first 3D printers designed for use on the International Space Station.
—-About the Zero Gravity 3D Printer—-
Made in Space’s Zero-G Printer is the first 3D printer designed to operate in zero gravity. It is currently scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on September 19th, 2014 under a joint partnership between NASA MSFC and Made in Space. Contracted as the “3D Printing in Zero-G Experiment,” this first version of the Zero-G printer will begin the era of off-world manufacturing.
This initial version of the Zero-G Printer will serve as a test bed for understanding the long-term effects of microgravity on 3D printing, and how it can enable the future of space exploration. It is a culmination of contracts and development dating back to 2010 including microgravity tests with NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program, R&D contracts under NASA’s SBIR Programs, and development contracts with NASA MSFC.
Video Credit: NASA
Music Credit: DJ Roman LaCosta – Discovery New World
Music Credit: John Murphy – Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)