The injector image was shown to generate 22,000 pounds of thrust, 10 times more than previous 3D printed injectors. Researchers anticipate that sturdy, efficient 3D printed pieces will decrease flight hardware costs. A 3D printer is slated to be launched to the International Space Station in 2014 to help the crew create custom parts and tools.

Nasa's 3D Printed Rocket Engine Has Passed The Biggest And Hottest Test Yet

Nasa’s 3D Printed Rocket Engine Has Passed The Biggest And Hottest Test Yet

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