Zero-G Printer

A Historic Revolution in Space Access

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The Zero-G Printer is the first 3D printer designed to operate in zero gravity. Launched into orbit on September 21, 2014, the printer was built 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 usher in 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.

Vision

Providing the Fastest Way to Space

25

Employees

400

Microgravity Parabolas Flown

30000

Hours of Testing

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.

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 with regard to 3D printing in zero-gravity is unmatched, and has led to the first 3D printers designed for use on the International Space Station.

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Leadership

Aaron Kemmer

@aaronkemmer
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Chief Executive Officer
Co-founder

A serial entrepreneur and advisor, Mr. Kemmer co-founded Made In Space when Singularity University offered the challenge of creating a project that would affect 1 billion people. Aaron’s belief is that off-world manufacturing will dramatically change the way we look at space exploration, commercialization and mission design today. He has worked with several startup companies, including Heritage Cross, SUpost, Movis and YouTip. Aaron is an alumnus from the University of Florida and Singularity University and served as the Team Project Advisor for Singularity University and the Business Plan Advisor for New Space in 2012.

Aaron’s publications include “3D Printing in Space: Enabling New Markets and Accelerating the Growth of Orbital Infrastructure,” which was featured at NASA’s Space Studies Institute 14th Space Manufacturing Conference in October 2010.

Jason Dunn

@imjasondunn
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Chief Technology Officer
Co-founder

By training, Jason is a rocket scientist holding two degrees in aerospace engineering. At heart, he is an entrepreneur. In 2008, Jason co-founded Earthrise-Space, Inc., which spun off the Omega Envoy Project—the first and only student-formed and led team competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE. He believes that within our lifetime we will have the opportunity to make our species multi-planetary. That the people alive today will have the incredible power to quite literally “back up humanity.” Such an awesome realization, that Jason has chosen to commit his life towards making sure that this happens. He strongly believes that by learning how to colonize space we will simultaneously solve many more of Humanity’s “Grand Challenges” here on Earth.

Jason graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2009, where he developed new methods for enabling space based solar power, hypersonic single stage to orbit vehicles, and extremely efficient turbine jet engines. He then went on to graduate from Singularity University, where he focused attention on leveraging exponentially accelerating technologies to change the paradigm of space exploration. Jason is a Heinlein Scholar, Space Frontier Foundation Advocate, and a proud SEDS alumnus.

Mike Chen

@mikechen
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Chief Strategy Officer
Co-founder

A software architect, entrepreneur, and relentless proponent of human space colonization, Mike Chen has been instrumental in founding and growing numerous successful ventures, such as Made In Space, Plus Labs and Chen Ventures. Mike is a futurist who adamantly believes that we have a moral obligation to apply our greatest technological and entrepreneurial efforts towards solving humanity’s most important challenges.

Mike remembers learning to write in code before English, and he started his first company in 2000 shortly after a Palm Pilot program he wrote began spreading in popularity rapidly online. An avid pilot and DJ, Mike graduated with High Honors from Oberlin College in 2009 for his thesis research on human consciousness, and graduated from Singularity University in 2010 where he co-developed the fundamental principles underlying in-space manufacturing. After a history of launching successful software companies over the years, Mike co-founded Made In Space to push the envelope of human space exploration and cause a paradigm shift in the way we think about humanity’s place in the universe.

“Eventually, humanity will no longer depend on Earth for its existence,” says Mike. “At Made In Space, we are taking the steps to make that happen.”

Mike Snyder

@spacesnyder
Mike Snyder - Lead Engineer, Head of R&D

Director of R&D
Lead Engineer

Mike is the Principal Investigator for two NASA funded technological demonstrations of additive manufacturing. The 3D Print Experiment launches to the ISS in 2014 and the AMF, a long-term additive manufacturing facility, is estimated for 2015.

Mike is the Acting Assistant Secretary of the National Space Society and is the current secretary of AIAA’s Space Colonization Technical Committee, and a member since 2009. In 2011 he received his Master of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Ohio State University. During college he started Schuder Technologies to work on space power systems, planetary rovers capable of prolonged exploration and green energy concepts based on developed space systems.

His professional resume includes developmental work on multiple International Space Station payloads. He has designed or participated in the developmental testing and flight verification for six payloads to the ISS (flown aboard the ULF7, ULF5, HTV-2 and HTV-3 missions). He has published over a dozen technical papers and presented concepts for advanced space and Earth systems to international audiences. His motivation to help mankind explore and colonize space is accomplished through his daily work at Made In Space and from his public outreach and engagement activities.

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