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3-D Printer for the International Space Station

t: NASA/Emmett Given

The 3-D printer by Made in Space will fly to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in September 2014. This technology demonstration will be used to print objects in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG). The MSG Engineering Unit at Marshall Space Flight Center stands in the background.

3-D Printer Assembled at MSFC

Made In Space

Mike Snyder and Jason Dunn of Made In Space construct a 3-D printer in the company's cleanroom. The device will fly to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in September 2014.

3-D Printer Tested in Microgravity Science Glovebox

NASA

The 3-D printer by Made in Space will fly to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft in September 2014. Here it undergoes testing in the Microgravity Science Glovebox (MSG) Engineering Unit at Marshall Space Flight Center.

How SpaceX's Dragon Space Capsule Works (Infographic)

Karl Tate/SPACE.com

A look inside the SpaceX Dragon capsule and its Falcon 9 rocket.

SpinSat Mission

ANDE photo: NASA; SpinSat photo: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's SpinSat mission will demonstrate new thruster technology, calibrate the space surveillance network, and model the density of the atmosphere. The satellite will fly to the International Space Station in September 2014 for deployment. SpinSat resembles the ANDE-2 satellites (top).

SpinSat Preparation

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman

Andy Nicholas (left) and Ted Finne (right) of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) prepare the SpinSat for a September 2014 launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, aboard the SpaceX CRS-4 mission to the International Space Station.

SpinSat Close-Up

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory/Jamie Hartman

SpinSat, a U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) mission, will fly aboard the SpaceX CRS-4 mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in September 2014.

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