Next year, NASA will be launching a 3D printer to the Space Station in hopes of giving astronauts more tools to work with. The printer will apparently give astronauts a “flying factory of infinite designs”. NASA is already working on 3D-printed mini satellites in their labs. These satellites are meant to be launched from the Space Station and then expected to send data back to Earth. 3D printing also helps NASA develop protective equipment like replacement rocket parts that can survive extreme temperature. I think this usage of 3D printing is really cool and intriguing. Do you think NASA’s creative 3D printing ideas will inspire others to forge their own unique 3D printing ideas?