May 14, 2014 Alison Mehesz


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Made In Space was recently recognized by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program for excelling in the development of a microgravity 3D printer for use on the International Space Station (ISS). CEO Aaron Kemmer accepted the Space Flight Awareness Award on behalf of Made In Space.


In a distinguished ceremony at the Ames Research Center, recipients involved in impactful projects for the ISS were presented with ISS Space Flight Awareness Awards. These awards honor teams that have significantly improved the efficiency, cost or capabilities of space flight.


Carol W. Carroll, the Deputy Director of Science at Ames and the Director for the Ames ISS Utilization Office, announced the recipients. Made In Space was honored for its “dedication and exceptional performance in the design and the development of the first 3D printer for space.” Michael Suffredini, ISS Program Manager, and Lewis Braxton, Deputy Director at NASA’s Ames Research Center, presented the award to the recipients.


“We appreciate NASA awarding Made In Space and the 3D Printing in Zero-G Team with the ISS Space Flight Awareness Award,” said Kemmer. “We want to motivate others to follow in our footsteps by developing game changing technology that will enable humans to permanently settle in space.”


Made In Space is determined to develop in-space additive manufacturing solutions that will decrease the cost of space missions and enable missions to become independent from Earth. Partnering with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) has guided Made In Space to rapidly develop technology that adheres to NASA’s demanding requirements for space flight. Made In Space was able to meet all of NASA’s flight safety and operational requirements ahead of schedule and is set to launch with the cargo resupply mission aboard the SpaceX CRS-4 in August.


Launching the Made In Space 3D printer to the ISS is the first stage in the development of a larger vision by offering in-space manufacturing services, which will enable new experiments and more innovations in space.


Michael Suffredini (left) and Lewis Braxton (right) presenting the Space Flight Awareness Award to Made In Space, accepted by Aaron Kemmer.


The Space Flight Awareness Award recognizes teams for their “excellent contributions as a valued member in support of NASA’s human spaceflight programs.”


The front and back of the coins awarded to ISS Space Flight Awareness Award recipients.

About Made In Space:

Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling in-space manufacturing, Made In Space is radically impacting how we will perform space missions in the future. Made In Space’s team members and advisors include successful entrepreneurs (Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Mike Chen, Jason Lam, Alison Lewis), experienced space experts (three-time astronaut Dan Barry and Mission Lead Mike Snyder) and key 3D printing experts (Scott Summit, Gonzalo Martinez). Made In Space has partnered with top 3D printing companies to leverage this technology for use in space. The company’s Unique Innovation Lab has done over 20,000+ hours of testing of various 3D printing technologies, off-the-shelf and custom-built printers, and dozens of printer components.


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