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In a first, NASA 'emails' a wrench to International Space Station

Dec 22, 2014    

Washington: NASA has for the first time 'emailed' hardware to space after the US space agency sent a new wrench as an emailed digital file for the International Space Station's onboard 3D printer.The printer, a collaboration between NASA and company Made In Space, was shipped up to the ISS in September.A request from ISS astronaut Barry Wilmore for a ratcheting socket wrench led the Made In Space team to design the tool after which it sent the digital printing file to NASA which uploaded it to the station.Once the digital file arrived on the ISS, Wilmore fired up the printer, which churned out...

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