The second episode of our podcast premiere features Made In Space’s President Andrew Rush. In this episode, Rush speaks with the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration CEO and President Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar about the role of on-orbit manufacturing and assembly in space exploration. Our guest also discusses Made In Space joining the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Made In Space was founded about ten years ago with a focus on enabling people to live permanently in space. So far, the company has printed about 200 objects aboard the International Space Station. But their vision goes further, as the Made In Space team is using lessons learned to support future sustainable deep space exploration. Andrew Rush discusses potential future activities, including manufacturing lunar surface habitats or Gateway components in orbit, making missions safer by building and fixing tools locally in real time, and using their new Archinaut facility to manufacture and assemble satellites in space for critical activities.