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NASA Wants to 3D Print a Pizza

In an effort to produce snacks that are fit for long-distance space travel, NASA awarded a $125,000 to mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor to develop a 3D printer for food. Their first endeavor, naturally, will be pizza. According to the Verge, each “building block” of a particular food will exist as a powdered “ink,” and building blocks can be combined to make various dishes. In the case of pizza, that means building blocks for dough, dehydrated tomato sauce, and an anonymous “protein layer” (just wait until NASA gets its hands on delicious, expensive 3D-printed meat). Maybe they could get some help from these guys.