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Star Trek Replicator to Become a Reality on ISS

NASA is sending it a 3-D printer made for microgravity

(Newser) - Delivering supplies to astronauts in space is kinda tricky. So NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station next year, to test whether the technology can work in microgravity. If it does, the ISS will get a permanent printer in 2015, so it can make things like... More »

NASA Wants to 3D-Print Pizza in Space

Also: your mom's cookies

(Newser) - Still no jetpacks, but your inner 9-year-old has to be excited about this: NASA is developing a 3D printer that can print "nutritious and flavorful" food during space travel. The agency says its current space food is "not adequate in nutrition or acceptability through the five-year shelf life... More »

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