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3D printing in space
Posted: 23 March 2017

As we pointed out in our MindBullet from a couple of years ago, there are big advantages to construction of massive items in orbit. Not only is it easy to handle heavy components in micro-gravity, but the constraints of rocket payloads can also be overcome. 3D printing and robotic construction is the obvious way to exploit these benefits. It seems that Made In Space, who installed the first 3D printer aboard the International Space Station, have grand plans for constructing all kinds of things in space.

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