Lowe's is Opening a Hardware Store in Space (Kind Of)
Lowe's is taking 3-D printing to new heights. The home improvement chain has partnered with manufacturing company Made in Space to equip the International Space Station with a 3-D printer. Starting next year, astronauts will be able to print Lowe's-branded tools like ratchets and bolts. The printer is meant to save room while also helping astronauts get access to equipment they need in a pinch. Lowe's claims to be the first to put a commercial 3-D printer in space.