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NASA gears up for 3D printing in space

NASA gears up for 3D printing in space

In a pivotal scene of Apollo 13, we saw astronauts improvise a rig to fit a square cartridge to a round Lunar Module adapter in order to facilitate a safe return home. Fortunately the crew and ground teams had the right tools and ingenuity to avert disaster. Now imagine a scenario where ground control simply sends a ...

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Star Trek and NASA announce replicator challenge for kids

Star Trek and NASA announce replicator challenge for kids

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and NASA have teamed up to announce the Star Trek Replicator Challenge for K-12 students in the United States.The challenge asks kids to create 3D models that can help astronauts eat nutritious meals so they can 'live long and prosper' in space. Students are ...

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