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NASA to put 3D Printer On Space Station

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

Nasa plans first 3D printer space launch in 2014


www.bbc.co.uk said:

US space agency Nasa is planning to launch a 3D printer into space next year to help astronauts manufacture spare parts and tools in zero gravity.

It will be the first time a 3D printer has been used in space and could help reduce the costs of future missions.

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