Shredder is headed for some *out of this world* adventures! Well, at least art inspired by this classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) foe is!

For those (like myself), who didn’t know, there is a very fancy piece of equipment on the International Space Station, called the Braskem Recycler, which turns plastic waste and 3D-printed objects into feedstock for the Made in Space Additive Manufacturing Facility (try saying that five times fast!).

One part of this facility (which you can learn more about here) is a shredder, and now there will be an image of Shredder himself affixed to the equipment. After being approached by Made in Space Chief Engineer Michael Snyder, TMNT Co-Creator Kevin Eastman agreed to provide Shredder art to send to the space station. Apparently, Snyder had been referring to the subsystem as the “Oroku Saki” — Shredder’s real name.

The three original pieces are all Sharpie-on-metal illustrations. All three left for space on Nov. 2, with two staying on the space station and one returning to Eastman next year after it’s trip to space.

Photos: Kevin Eastman Studios