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NASA Wants To 3D-Print Pizza In Space

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Lockeed Martin senior research scientist Maya Cooper shows a vegan pizza developed at NASA's Advanced Food Technology Project at Johnson Space Center in Houston Tuesday, July 3, 2012. | AP

Still no jetpacks, but your inner 9-year-old has to be excited about this: NASA is developing a 3D printer that can print "nutritious and flavorful" food during space travel.

The agency says its current space food is "not adequate in nutrition or acceptability through the five-year shelf life required for a mission to Mars, or other long duration missions." So the new printer would combine powders, water, and oil a la carte to create meals that better suit an astronaut's individual tastes and needs, the Washington Post reports.

Read the whole story at Newser.com

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