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3-D Printer on Space Station

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 10:49 PM

3-D Printer Could Turn Space Station into 'Machine Shop'


www.nasa.gov said:

Riddle: It's the size of a small microwave, and it may alleviate the need for NASA astronauts to wait for resupply ships to arrive at the International Space Station to get some essential items.

Answer: A 3-D printer -- the first ever to be flown to space. And it could change the way NASA does business aboard the space station.

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