The quirky 3D printed mugs used on the International Space Station are now on sale

3d printed mugs

Some time ago, almost two years or so, a team of engineers from the Porland University He was commissioned to design special mugs that had to be manufactured using 3D printing techniques and that had to, in turn, be functional in both shape and size, to be used by astronauts on the International Space Station. If at the time you liked its shape or you directly want this utensil in your home, you are in luck since now you can acquire them through the portal Spaceware.co.

As a detail, tell you that the peculiar design that these mugs have is a creation that part of the collaboration of the astronaut Don Pettit and the scientist and senior vice president of IRPI Mark Weislogel. These brilliant scientists began work on the development and design of these mugs back in 2008 And it was not until 2015, after demonstrating that this cup took advantage of zero gravity and capillary flow principles, that it was brought to the International Space Station as an experiment in the Capilar Beverage project.

You can now purchase a set of mugs identical to those used by astronauts on the International Space Station.

Once the cup reached space, all the astronauts, perhaps tired of drinking from plastic containers or aluminum bags through a straw, began to use the cup for everything. Now, that in space it is very pleasant to be able to use these types of cups is true, that it is so on Earth not so much since, as with so many things, the cups are not designed for daily use. If you are interested in a mug made with the same materials as those used in the space, tell you that the price of each of them rises up to U.S. dollar 499.95 while, if we want it made of porcelain, the price drops to as low as U.S. dollar 74.95.


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