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3-D Printer, 'Gecko Grippers' Heading to Space Station

A cargo ship with supplies and science experiments for the International Space Station crew is scheduled to blast off from Florida on Tuesday, carrying a 3-D printer to build tools for astronauts and non-stick grippers modeled after gecko feet. NASA is sending nearly 7,500 pounds (3,400 kg) of supplies to the $100 billion space research laboratory, which flies about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth and is staffed by rotating crews of astronauts and cosmonauts. Tuesday's launch from...

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