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How 3D Printing in Space Will Help Put a Million People on Mars

Mention space missions, what may first come to mind is either rocket blastoffs, spaceships voyaging toward another planet or astronauts walking in the black of vacuum in fat spacesuits.

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All of those things are made on Earth, but for both convenience and long-haul trips, building things in space is an increasingly important.

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“If we’re going to colonize Mars, we absolutely have to have the ability to do manufacturing there and ideally using local materials,” Andrew Rush, president of Made In Space, Inc., a Florida startup specializing in 3D printing in space, tells Observer. Made In Space is the first company to successfully manufacture an object in an […]

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