NASA just emailed the space station a new socket wrench

December 19, 2014 9:11 PM

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NASA just emailed the space station a new socket wrench

What began as a simple CAD file on computers back on Earth, is now a usable plastic wrench aboard the International Space Station.

In late September, space's first zero-gravity 3-D printer was delivered to the International Space Station by a SpaceX resupply mission. In November, astronauts finally got around to assembling the machine, designed and manufactured by California-based company Made In Space. Astronauts successfully ...

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