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What the Heck Is This?

Easy enough to see this is some guy. But what's going on in the photo? So you know, the picture has not been flipped upside down.

Hint: This is serious work (you can tell by the coveralls) but also a heckuva lot of fun.

See a description of what the heck is going on and the full image below …

This guy and two others are floating in side an airplane on a zero-g trip, testing their made-for-space 3-D printer that's designed to print out parts for spacecraft. In multiple flights, they actually printed a simple wrench — the first tool ever printed partly in zero-g.

What a cool job!

Made in Space team members with their 3-D printer hang on during a zero-g test flight. (Image credit: Made in Space )

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Robert Roy Britt
Rob was a writer and editor at starting in 1999. He served as managing editor of Live Science at its launch in 2004. He is now Chief Content Officer overseeing media properties for the sites’ parent company, Purch. Prior to joining the company, Rob was an editor at The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, and in 1998 he was founder and editor of the science news website ExploreZone. He has a journalism degree from Humboldt State University in California.