In space, no one can hear you scream...or make fun of current events.
Not only did the clever people of MakerBot Industries, a startup that develops open-source hardware and is famous for its 3D printers, present Stephen Colbert with a 3D model of his head (one of their many New York celebrity 3D print outs) on his nightly show The Colbert Report, but they recently upped the ante by using a weather balloon to launch it into space.
Luckily for us, they attached a camera. They also attached a pay-as-you-go phone with a GPS tracking system so they could retrieve it after it landed.
According to MakerBot's blog, this marked the first mission of the new "MakerBot Space Program."
Next up: Barack Obama? Snooki? The possibilities are endless, as the MakerBot 3D printers can replicate just about anything. Take a look at their adorable gnome copier, and their spot-on Death Star (it's a trap!).
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