First Ever Hardware is ‘Emailed’ to Space — Made in Space and NASA Email Wrench to ISS

December 19, 2014 6:46 PM

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Butch needed a wrench. Usually this isn’t a big deal, but Butch couldn’t just drive over to Home Depot and grab a new one. “Butch” is ISS Commander Barry Wilmore, and he is currently orbiting the Earth.

Fortunately for Butch and the team aboard the International Space Station (ISS), they have a 3D printer at their disposal. With the impressive help of Made in Space, astronauts have been 3D printing objects they’ve needed (as well as a few to test the technology) since November. So far, 21 objects h...

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