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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:52 AM

Scientists will soon be ready to repair the moon!



... NASA supplied 3-D-printer pioneers Amit Bandyopadhyay and colleagues at Washington State University with 10 pounds of simulated regolith, which is imitation moon rock. The team fed the material to their 3-D printer, which is a high-tech machine that uses computer aided design models to print out objects in three dimensions, building them layer by layer. They were able to melt the moon material and print basic cylinder shapes with it ... It may turn out that moon colonists will need to bring some additives from Earth to mix with the moon material ...

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/futureoftech/3-d-printer-moon-rocks-join-make-repairs-space-1C7314754

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Reply Scientists will soon be ready to repair the moon! (Original post)
struggle4progress Dec 2012 OP
yawnmaster Dec 2012 #1
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #2
hifiguy Dec 2012 #3
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #4

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:06 PM

1. After we bombed it a ways back, I would hope that we would repair the damage...

if, in fact, it can ever be repaired.

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Response to yawnmaster (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:27 PM

2. We have a moral obligation to do what we can do!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:41 PM

3. OK, which DUer broke the fking Moon?

Fess up, dammit!!

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Response to hifiguy (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:09 PM

4. There was just too much mooning in Meta: that's what I heard

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