Broadcast 2342 (Special Edition)

22 Oct 2014 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Mike Snyder
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Guests: John Batchelor, Mike Snyder, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Topics: The Made In Space 3D printer on the ISS. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm). For those of you listening to archives on live365.com & rating the programs, please email me the reasons for your rating. This will definitely help improve Space Show programming. Thank you. ohn Batchelor and I welcomed the head of R&D for Made In Space, Mike Snyder, to discuss the placement of a 3D printer on the ISS. We covered the printer, the source material for this demo printer, ABS plastic, the effects of microgravity on 3D printing & how Made In Space resolved them, plus the future for 3D printing in space. Important to the future will be the benefits from printing spare parts for long duration spaceflight, including future Mars colonization missions. While today 3D printing in space is a demo project, tomorrow it might prove to be an important problem solver and risk mitigation tool for BLEO spaceflight. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through me.

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