Thursday, December 19, 2019

"Microgravity Will Change How We Make Everything", by Bloomberg Business

Microgravity Will Change How We Make Everything”, by Bloomberg Business (24 min), "Great Leap" series.

The environment in an orbiting space station is one of very little gravity or no gravity.

Large businesses are finding some items can be manufactured in these environments if they can be built to scale.

One example is 3-D printing of human tissue or even entire organs, in layers of cells.

Another is in building superconductor cables with new materials like zblan instead of silica.

It’s important to be able to be build stations that are large enough (the “Archinaut”), and the “tyranny of the fairing” (a rocket shield) will have to be overcome.
Victoria Blackburne Daniell narrates.

Picture: NASA, near Titusville FL, personal trip, 2015 

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