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Would you eat food from a printer?

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Posted at 9:37 PM, May 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-22 21:43:11-04

NASA has a new mission: Creating a pizza that can be made with a 3-D printer in space

This isn't your normal computer printer.

Paper mache ingredients are fed into the machine and it spits out a creation.

So what NASA wants to do is use the same concept, but put food ingredients inside.

A vegan pizza was created by using the printer.

NASA is also working on other foods that can be made by using a 3-D printer in space.

This is all because the current foods astronauts take with them don't have a long shelf-life or enough nutrition for a mission to Mars.

The Navy is also working on the 3-D printer to install on ships.

If that does happen, it would allow the Navy to make ammo, spare parts for aircraft, and food all from the ship.