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Home International Space Station astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds a science sample container that took two hours to make. The container was the first object to be printed with two parts: a lid and a container. NASA wants to make science equipment in space, rather than launching it. (NASA) International Space Station astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds a science sample container that took two hours to make. The container was the first object to be printed with two parts: a lid and a container. NASA wants to make science equipment in space, rather than launching it. (NASA)

International Space Station astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds a science sample container that took two hours to make. The container was the first object to be printed with two parts: a lid and a container. NASA wants to make science equipment in space, rather than launching it. (NASA)

International Space Station astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds a science sample container that took two hours to make. The container was the first object to be printed with two parts: a lid and a container. NASA wants to make science equipment in space, rather than launching it. (NASA)

International Space Station astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore holds a science sample container that took two hours to make. The container was the first object to be printed with two parts: a lid and a container. NASA wants to make science equipment in space, rather than launching it. (NASA)

International Space Station Expedition 42 Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore shows off a ratchet wrench made with a 3-D printer on the station. The wrench and other parts will return to Earth for testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. (NASA)