• NASA Wants to 3D-Print Spacecraft Parts in Space

    2 days ago - By Hypebeast

    NASA just announced in a press release that the agency plans on 3D-printing large components in low-Earth orbit instead of flying them up into space. The technology was developed as a result of the agency's partnership with Made in Spac e, an in-space manufacturing company based out of California. After years of development and testing in a NASA facility that imitates conditions in space, the company has now landed a $73.7 million USD contract from NASA to demonstrate the technology in actual space. The mission would involve Archinaut One launching aboard a Rocket Lab Electron rocket down...
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