NASA Funds Demo to 3D-Print Spacecraft Parts in Low-Earth Orbit

Cool. Imagine what else will be floating around in orbit eventually!

NASA awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made in Space to demonstrate how a small spacecraft named Archinaut One will manufacture and assemble parts while in low-Earth orbit. NASA believes that the technology will change future space exploration, including its Moon to Mars initiative.

Source: NASA Funds Demo to 3D-Print Spacecraft Parts in Low-Earth Orbit | Digital Trends

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