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Launchpad: Electron Beam Free Form Fabrication System [Archived]

Launchpad: Electron Beam Free Form Fabrication System [Archived]

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Need a hammer? How about a wrench? In space you don't have a hardware store around? NASA is researching the EBF3, a computerized machine capable of producing tools and equipment on hand.

[Archived 2014 - Not all missions make it from design to launch. These archived videos describe missions that that would have taken humans back to the moon. While the actual missions were aborted, the technology and science behind the missions pushed innovation to new levels.]

Published on: June 22, 2009

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NASA, eClips, NIA, Launchpad, High School, science, technology, engineering, math, STEM, education, video, EBF3; tools, design, electron beam, Karen Taminger, materials science, robotics, , NGSS, SEP1, questions, problems, SEP2, models, SEP3, investigation