Indian-born engineer creates 3D printer that makes pizzas for astronauts
Zee Media Bureau
Washington: An Indian-origin engineer, who works for the Texas-based Systems & Materials Research Corporation, claims to have developed a 3D printer that can print food and pizza for astronauts on long missions.
Anjan Contractor, a mechanical engineer, had won a $125,000 grant from NASA last year to create a prototype 3D printer aimed at providing nutritious and delicious foods to astronauts in space instead of canned and freeze-dried pre-packaged foods they currently use.
According to Fastcoexist.com, Contractor`s goal was to print a pizza with his 3D printer - and it looks like he has succeeded.
The printer would be able to lay out all the starches, proteins, fats, texture, and structure, spraying on flavour, smell, and micro-nutrients at the end, said Contractor.
It took about 70 seconds to cook the pizza after the 3D printer finished doing its thing, added Contractor in his YouTube page.
With Agency Inputs
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