Imagine being handed a project to create a printer that will work in space. Well, I was fortunate enough to travel to Johnson Space Center to meet the multi-disciplinary team of NASA and Hewlett-Packard (HP) engineers, who designed the HP Envy Zero Gravity Printer. While covering the story, I quickly learned that although we often focus on the blast-off of a NASA rocket, we aren’t always aware that the astronauts at the ISS (International Space Station) orbit space for up to six months while executing complex missions.
Released Nov 19, 2015
Scott Parazynski has flown 5 Space Shuttle Missions and has conducted 7 spacewalks. He is also the first and only NASA astronaut to have summited Mt. Everest. Katie and Sam Roberts have a fascinating discussion with Scott regarding the physical and mental challenges of life in space.