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Old October 1 2013, 04:27 AM   #1
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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
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Old October 1 2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space

The administration will ban it because someone might print an AR-15 receiver out in space.
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Old October 1 2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space

It will be a good idea, they should send several.
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Old October 1 2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space

Okay, I really like the last part of the article:
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."
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Old October 1 2013, 05:25 PM   #5
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Re: NASA to launch 3D printer into space

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The administration will ban it because someone might print an AR-15 receiver out in space.
Don't do that.
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