Saturday, December 20, 2014

Nasa emails spanner to space station


Astronauts on the International Space Station have used their 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.


It is the first time hardware has been "emailed" to space.


Mike Chen, founder of Made In Space, the company behind the 3-D printer, said: "We had overheard ISS Commander Barry Wilmore mention over the radio that he needed one, so we designed one in CAD and sent it up to him faster than a rocket ever could have."



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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30549341


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