Need a socket wrench while orbiting over 200 miles above the nearest hardware store? No problem – NASA will just emailed it.
How you ask? Well, all it took was a collaboration between NASA and the company Made In Space. That along with the ingenuity of Astronaut Barry Wilmore and the availability of a 3D printer on the International Space Station. Check out the link above to get the full details.
(This quirky was provided by another member of the Hinds family – This time it was Leah!)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.