NASA 3D Printing Initiative to Bring 3D Printers to Space

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NASA 3D Printing

NASA 3D Printing Initiative

A NASA 3D printing initiative is embracing 3D printers and Maker technologies to prepare them for the future of space travel.

NASA has commissioned a company to build a 3D printer that can go into space. We reported about SpiderFab back in September 2012.

“If you’re going to explore Mars, or work on station, [and] you need to bring your own materials, then you really create a sustainable method of constructing a new habitat.”, said Matthew Reyes, Contractor at NASA Ames Research Center.

“Space Shop is our attempt to take the best practices and lessons learned from what we call the maker community,” said Dave Korsmeyer, the director of engineering at NASA Ames.

Learn more in the CNET video below.


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