The aerospace industry was one of the earliest adopters of 3D printing, with the first use of the technology going back to the 1980s. With NASA’s continued focus on building the low-Earth orbit economy, now in-space 3D printing has the potential to become a game-changer for space exploration.

ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti working on the 3D Printer aboard the space station. (Image: NASA)

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