A 3D printed bust of Stephen Colbert has been sent into space in the first mission of the MakerBot Space Program (see onboard video of Stephen Colbert in space). A weather balloon was used to carry Colbert aloft–we’ve written about earlier weather balloon space programs by Noisebridge and filmmaker Luke Geissbühler
The Colbert bust is based on one presented to Colbert by MakerBot founder Bre Pettis, during the June 8th taping of the Colbert Report. MakerBot subsequently scanned and 3D printed the likenesses of other New York celebrities for the MakerBot New York Notables party.
photos via MakerBot