3D Printers to Build NASA’s Spare Parts & Rocket Engines

Charles Bolden, NASA administrator and former astronaut, praises the potential of 3D printing to one day quickly create any parts that space travelers would need, and do it with material from whatever planet, moon, or asteroid they happen to inhabit.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (second from right) being briefed on 3D printing and prototyping technology to create parts for the Space Launch System at Marshall Space Flight Center.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (second from right) being briefed on 3D printing and prototyping technology to create parts for the Space Launch System at Marshall Space Flight Center.

Read more: 3D Printers to Build NASA’s Spare Parts & Rocket Engines – Popular Mechanics

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