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Nasa just emailed a wrench to space
12-20-2014, 04:29 AM #1
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do. They "emailed" him one. This is the first time an object has been designed on Earth and then transmitted to space for manufacture.

Made In Space, the California company that designed the 3D printer aboard the ISS, overheard Wilmore mentioning the need for a ratcheting socket wrench and decided to create one. Previously, if an astronaut needed a specific tool it would have to be flown up on the next mission to the ISS, which could take months.


Cool. cheers.gif
12-20-2014, 04:55 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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That's awesome cheers.gif
12-20-2014, 05:14 AM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
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12-20-2014, 09:15 AM #4
nobody Incognito Anonymous
I believe this is old technology by now...
Am surprised "they" readnasa didn't go ahead and build a drone to fly it up there as they could charge more.
12-20-2014, 05:10 PM #5
SpiritMasonChazz Member
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Actually a great new technology some top secret plastic composites are indestructible. These mold combos are hidden from the public.
The known public plastic breaks so making a 3d gun etc wont work.
12-20-2014, 05:23 PM #6
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
(12-20-2014, 05:10 PM)SpiritMasonChazz Wrote:  Actually a great new technology some top secret plastic composites are indestructible. These mold combos are hidden from the public.
The known public plastic breaks so making a 3d gun etc wont work.

I think they work once. Maybe. damned.gif rofl.gif
12-20-2014, 05:27 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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They're working on it...

Now there are bullets that won't break your 3D-printed gun

12-23-2014, 04:44 AM #8
yankees skier
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12-23-2014, 04:54 AM #9
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
(12-23-2014, 04:44 AM)yankees Wrote:  13.gif

I know. You'd think they'd be smarter if they could email Stella.
12-23-2014, 09:57 AM #10
ocker1 Member
Posts:2,266 Threads:932 Joined:Mar 2011
crikey I thought the blokes "Up There " mighta needed company

and Nasa just emailed a Wench
12-23-2014, 10:31 AM #11
misterbumps Member
Posts:948 Threads:37 Joined:Apr 2012
that IS Awesome! Imagine the possibilities.

I can see by your coat my friend you're from the other side. Just one thing I got to know. Who won?



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