ATG Quirkies: NASA Just Emailed A Wrench Into Space

Need a socket wrench while  orbiting over 200 miles above the nearest hardware store? No problem – NASA will just emailed it.

How you ask? Well, all it took was a collaboration between NASA and the company Made In Space.  That along with the ingenuity of Astronaut Barry Wilmore and the availability of a 3D printer on the International Space Station.  Check out the link above to get the full details.

By NASA/Crew of STS-132 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By NASA/Crew of STS-132 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

(This quirky was provided by another member of the Hinds family – This time it was Leah!)

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