Friday, June 13, 2014

3D Printer to Fly on Space Station

3D print, makerbot,  NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, International Space Station

The ability to manufacture numerous items on demand while on orbit is a paradigm shift, and a major step forward in human's use of space.

A 3D printer has passed its final set of of trials at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, clearing the way for the device to launch toward the International Space Station in August.

The 3D printer was developed by California-based startup Made in Space in cooperation with NASA, as part of a project known as 3D Print.

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