The ISS Now Has Its Own Zero-G 3-D Printer

November 18, 2014 4:58 PM

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This week, NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore successfully installed and tested the first zero-gravity 3-D printer in space on the International Space Station (ISS).

The printer will eventually create tools and parts needed for ongoing maintenance and repairs of the station, reducing the astronauts' dependence on supply missions.

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