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NASA funds 3D food printer, starts with pizza

A 3D food printer prototype could print pizza for astronauts after receiving grant funding from NASA.
3D food printer. (YouTube screenshot via <a class="tpstyle"  data-cke-saved-href="" href="" target="_blank">Anjan Contractor</a>)

A 3D food printer could feed astronauts during long-distance space travel, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a pizza-printing prototype.


Anjan Contractor, who founded the company, developed a food printer would use cartridges of powders and oils -- shelf-stable for up to 30 years -- to create customized, nutritionally-appropriate meals from sugars, complex carbohydrates, protein and other basic building blocks.


Quartz reports that Contractor will begin building his pizza printer within two weeks. It works by first printing a layer of dough, which is baked by a heated plate at the bottom of the printer. Then it prints a tomato layer made from a powder base mixed with water and oil, followed by a final protein layer.

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I predicted this immediately

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I predicted this immediately after the 3d printer was announced,

MONTHS AGO, like a boss!


get with it NASA...  ; p