(More NP3 plated parts being launched to the International Space Station on June 5th) 

NP3 has boldly gone to space to provide its self lubricating properties to the International Space Station. This is yet another example where NP3 is plated on critical components that lives may depend upon.

When every ounce matters and every part has to work, NP3 is the top choice metal plating for such critical projects. ROBAR’s sister company, CTI is proud to contribute our advance metal finishes to the International Space Station. The parts plated with NP3 will assist the International Space Station on it’s important mission which is focused on increasing our understanding of the universe.

When you send your firearm to ROBAR for NP3 it will go into the same tanks and the same process as the parts on the International Space Station. Are there any other firearm finishes that can make that claim?

Whether your project is of this earth or beyond, NP3 will do it’s job of eliminating friction, preventing galling, increasing corrosion protection, and reducing wear.

If you want to see a live update on the location of the International Space Station follow this link www.isstracker.com

Here are some fun facts about the International Space Station:

1. It took an astounding 136 space flights on seven different types of launch vehicles to build it.

2. It flies at 4.791 miles per second (7.71 km/s). That’s fast enough to go to the Moon and back in about a day.

3. It weighs almost 1 million pounds including visiting spacecraft. Picture 120,000 gallons of milk in supermarket cartons in your mind.

4. It has more livable space than a 6-bedroom house.

5. All its research experiments and spacecraft systems are housed in a bit more than one hundred telephone-booth sized racks.

6. The US solar array surface area on the ISS is 38,400 sq. feet (.88 acre), which is large enough to cover 8 basketball courts

7. Its internal pressurized volume is 32,333 cubic feet, which is about the same as a Jumbo Boeing 747.

8. 211 people from 15 countries have visited the International Space Station so far.

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