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|Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
CAPE CANAVERAL — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.
NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot.
The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is among more than 5,000 pounds of space station cargo that’s stuffed into a SpaceX Dragon capsule for a pre-dawn liftoff Saturday.
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