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The first work printed in 3D in space

3D printing seems to know no limits, and even extend beyond our beautiful blue planet. On board the ISS, the first 3D-printed artwork in space, and therefore in zero gravity, was born. The sculpture was designed by artist Eyal Gever for NASA and Made in Space, and was named "Laugh Star".

This surprising form actually takes again the wave produced by a human laugh in 3D. The idea was to convey in space a positive symbol for our astronaut friends. Beyond this more symbolic creation than anything else, it is important to know that astronauts aboard the ISS are equipped with 3D printers to create tools and spare parts when needed.

In space, the artist Eyal Gever ...

... imagined the first work of art ...

... printed in 3D in space

When 3D printing ...

... goes beyond the borders of our world

Laugh Star

Video: 3D-printing a lunar base (March 2020).

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