NASA preparing 3-D printer launch, orbiting factories could revolutionize space exploration

  • by: MARTHA MENDOZA , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 30, 2013 - 9:45 AM

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.

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