Dale Coyne Racing announced on Wednesday that manufacturing company Made In Space have joined the team as an associate sponsor to Pippa Mann’s No.63 Susan G Komen Honda for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
Made In Space was formed in 2010 and sent a 3D printer to the International Space Station in March 2016. The company plans to print a Susan G Komen ribbon for their printer on the ISS in October 2017.
Speaking about the addition of Made In Space as an associate sponsor to her car, Dale Coyne Racing’s Pippa Mann commented by saying:
When Made In Space reached out to me with their concept for this partnership, they immediately captured my attention and imagination. I’m so geeked out by this. “I always love it when our racing program partners also want to find ways to engage and support in our fund-raising mission for Susan G. Komen, but to me, the idea to tie these two promotions together in this way hit the cool factor out of the park. I love that we have a technologically advanced series that tech companies are interested in, and I’m so excited to have these guys on board, and to be part of producing this breast cancer ribbon in space this October!
Andrew Rush, President and CEO of Made In Space commented by saying:
We’re proud to sponsor Pippa for this year’s Indy 500. “As an aerospace company, we have a natural appreciation for engineering excellence and Indy racing is a great demonstration of that. Pippa is a terrific representative of the sport and fantastic role model. We are also excited to support Susan G. Komen’s important work of making an impact in the fight against breast cancer.