This is getting more and more interesting all the time. imagine the implications for this in the NOW. It's not going to be long until were going to
be looking back on our past and saying to ourselves, "Its kind of hard to remember what i did without this"
3-D printing could be a game-changer for space travel, allowing astronauts to create supplies and replacement parts on the fly.
"Imagine an astronaut needing to make a life-or-death repair on the International Space Station," said Aaron Kemmer, CEO of Made in Space. "Rather
than hoping that the necessary parts and tools are on the station already, what if the parts could be 3-D printed when they needed them?"
"We're going to build a Death Star," he joked softly, referring to the giant space station in the "Star Wars" movies that could blow up planets.
"Then it's all going to be over."
NASA is studying a technology known as "3D-Printable spacecraft", which is one of 30 potentially revolutionary technologies NASA is working on.
The idea is to collect science data by embedded electronic devices.
A Moon base. Architecture firm Foster + Partners have paired with The European Space Agency to investigate the possibility of a 3D printed moon
habitat. The material used in the printing process would be moon dust and soil that would be layered to form a building block, not unlike concrete.
This method would save us from the challenge of transporting raw building materials.
Were going to see structures on other planets and moons built for us before we even get there ourselves, amazing.
As a kid I always wondered if the future would hold a device that could give us what we need at the push of a button-when watching the Jetson's if
anyone knows what I'm talking about. A hamburger and fries please - pops it out. An Ibupropion please - no problem. Just wait - someone will come up
with a device for foods and meds for the average household one day. I can't believe how far we have come just from the 70's. the growth is alarming.
My Dad owned and operated a copier repair service and sales company for over 20 years and then sold it and went to work for a large copier company.
They just purchased a 3-D printer and my Dad is being trained in its use and the company will begin marketing it. He was able to bring home some of
the items they made from it and gave it to my oldest son (11) It is a very awesome machine.
The Above Top Secret Web site is a wholly owned social content community of The Above Network, LLC.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.
All content copyright 2014, The Above Network, LLC.