NASA Successfully Uses 3-D Printer in Space to Replicate….Space Debris

November 26, 2014 4:08 PM

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The latest art/technology breakthrough is literally out of this world: NASA has used a 3-D printer in outer space for the first time, successfully printing a 3-D object thanks to a specially designed machine from Made In Space, Inc. As reported by the creators project, the machine was ferried to the International Space Station during a resupply mission in September.

This historic first was quite utilitarian: the printer fashioned a functional addition to its own machinery, a faceplate featuring the NASA and Made In Space logos that will hold the wiring in place on its extruder printhead. Made In Space has been working with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center an...

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