When the engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, unbox cargo returning from the International Space Station, it’s a bit more of an involved process than simply tearing the box open and then experiencing the pure joy of stepping on the bubble wrap.
But thankfully, the NASA unpacking process is nowhere near as goofy, or schadenfreude-filled, as watching very sad people unbox overhyped stuff on YouTube.
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NASA Unboxes Delivery from Space Station
Watch the unboxing of some special cargo from the International Space Station as Quincy Bean, the principal investigator for the space station printer, removes and inspects the first items made in space with a 3-D printer. To protect the space-manufactured items, they must remain in bags until inspection is complete and testing begins at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. More than 20 parts were “unboxed” on April 6, 2015, at Marshall’s Additive Manufacturing Laboratory. Additive manufacturing has the potential to change the way we resupply the space station and will be critical for deep space missions to Mars, asteroids and other places.