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Nasa shows off outer-space 3D printer

On 23 March, a 3D printer will be blasted up to the six-strong crew on board the International Space Station.

It will be used to make spare parts, as well as act as a test bed for anti-gravity manufacture.

The machine was built by Made In Space, a start-up that has received $20m (£14.2m) of funds from the US space agency Nasa.

The BBC's North America technology reporter Dave Lee was shown the technology ahead of its deployment.

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  • 23 Feb 2016
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