NASA’s new 3D printer

NASA recently launched a custom-built 3D printer to the International Space Station; the equipment was designed and built by Made in Space and delivered via a SpaceX resupply rocket.

In late November, astronauts aboard the ISS completed their first print–a replacement socket wrench. The wrench was designed here on earth and emailed to ISS.

This new technology could change how we design and plan missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. How could this technology change your field? How could it change your teaching? Come chat with us in the T.E.C.H. Playground about using our 3D printer!



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