Researchers at Washington State University create objects from moon rock.
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Researchers at Washington State University have created objects from moon rocks using a 3-D printer. Someday, researchers contend, this breakthrough could allow astronauts to generate useful tools, like a wrench or replacement part, from rocks on the moon or Mars.
“It sounds like science fiction, but now it’s really possible,” says Amit Bandyopadhyay, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at WSU.