3D Printing Human Organs In Space? Microgravity Test Successful | Video

For the first time, cardiac and vascular structures were 3D printed in a microgravity environment using adult human stem cells. Three companies led by NASA contractor Techshot Inc. developed a "space hardened 3D bioprinter" prototype to accomplish the feat aboard a Zero-G parabolic flight. The benefits of the microgravity include the use of lower viscosity bio-inks and more.

Organs to Order: 3D 'Bioprinter' Makes Replacement Bones, Ears
credit : Space.com / footage courtesy: Techshot Inc. / Edited by @SteveSpaleta