Could You Make Gaffers Tape With A 3D Printer?

repairs in space with gaffers tape-Thetapeworks.comNASA is moving forward with plans to put 3D printers in space. The idea here is that, rather than carrying tons of spare parts and tools, astronauts would be able to actually make spare parts when they need them.

Discussions of making repairs “on the fly” in space almost always reference the 1970 Apollo flight where astronauts had to use a plastic bag and gaffers tape to make a carbon dioxide filter.


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