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Lyon_Wonder October 1 2013 04:27 AM

NASA to launch 3D printer into space
 
NASA's developing A 3D printer that will be in space and print tools and other components for astronauts. NASA's 3D printer is supposed to be launched and tested in 2014.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/201...DA94PTF00.html

Metryq October 1 2013 09:17 AM

Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space
 
The administration will ban it because someone might print an AR-15 receiver out in space.

bbjeg October 1 2013 04:53 PM

Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space
 
It will be a good idea, they should send several.

B.J. October 1 2013 05:18 PM

Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space
 
Okay, I really like the last part of the article:
Quote:

For Made In Space's debut, when it's shuttled up to the space station aboard a spaceflight cargo resupply mission, the initial prints will be tests - different small shapes to be studied for strength and accuracy. They're also discussing with NASA about what the first real piece that they should print will be.

Whatever it is, it will be a historic and symbolic item sure to end up in a museum someday.

"It's not something we're discussing publicly right now," said CEO Kemmer. Then, Jason Dunn, the chief technology officer, beckoned, dropping his voice as he grinned.

"We're going to build a Death Star," he joked softly, referring to the giant space station in the "Star Wars" movies that could blow up planets. "Then it's all going to be over."
:lol:

Robert Maxwell October 1 2013 05:25 PM

Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space
 
Quote:

Metryq wrote: (Post 8712448)
The administration will ban it because someone might print an AR-15 receiver out in space.

Don't do that.


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