Saturday, September 14, 2013

Orbital Hobbyists

NASA recently tested a component for a rocket engine in a "hot test" that generated 20,000 pounds of thrust. The component had been produced by a 3D printer. A 3D printer could be used on a long-duration mission (such as one to Mars or a flight to the asteroid belt) but I'm betting future astronauts will be printing off game pieces and model kits as well.

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