NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space

September 30, 2013 by  
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The dream of 3D printing in space is speeding ever closer to reality. Last year, word that NASA intended to send a 3D printer to space  smacked of a lofty dream machine. But just a few weeks ago, Made in Space wrapped up another pre-launch 3D-printing test, which included an exercise that solved the infamous 1970 Apollo 13 problem , when moon-bound astronauts jury-rigged their own carbon dioxide filter in a harrowing number of days, in just hours with a newly printed replacement part. Read the rest of NASA Speeds Towards the First 3D-Printed Creations Made in Space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , astronauts , DIY , fabrication , filament , Getting Stuff to Space , international space station , iss , made in space , nasa , News , rockets , space travel , Spacex Falcon        

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