3-D printing capability could turn ISS into orbiting ‘machine shop’

September 4, 2014 2:35 AM

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According to a NASA report, for the first time ever, a 3-D printer will be flown into space – and it could transform the way NASA conducts experiments and other types of work onboard the International Space Station.

Called the 3-D Printing In Zero-G Technology Demonstration, the project is led by researchers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, which provided a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award to Made In Space Inc. to build the first 3-D printer for operation in microgra...

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