Made in space

NASA plans to launch a 3-D printer to the International Space Station. The tool will let astronauts replace lost or broken items.

  • Launching spares takes up space and adds weight to launches
  • Printer will be ready in June for a SpaceX mission to the station
  • The printer will be used to make tools and partsInventor: 3-D printing in space is ‘like Christmas’

via Made in space: NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into orbit | Mail Online.

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