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How Does 3D Printing Work, Exactly?! Food Prep Gets Wild and Crazy

October 7, 2014

Astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) can look forward to packing something extra for food: not another frozen lunch pack, but a 3D printer that can produce a full-on pizza in seven minutes. In meeting NASA’s need for “something that had longer shelf life, that offered personalized nut…

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Mars Bars? Printing Up Eats for Space Travelers

May 22, 2013

According to the WaPost, "Texas-based Systems and Materials Research Corp. has been selected for a $125,000 grant from NASA to develop a 3-D printer that will create “nutritious and flavorful” food suitable for astronauts, according to the company’s proposal. Using a “digital recipe,” the printers…

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