Supply Chain Management

The next manufacturing boom could come from space

By The Seattle Times

Aug 22, 2017

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These days, it’s hardly exotic to see a “Made in China” sticker slapped on your favorite product. But what if that sticker said “Made in space?”

A Mountain View-based startup earlier this month revealed new breakthroughs in its quest to build in-space factories that will orbit the Earth and pump out products that are too difficult or expensive to make at home. The technology is expected to revolutionize space exploration by allowing scientists access to better tools in space, and also provide people on Earth with unique space-made products such as improved fiber optic cables.

Read the full story at seattletimes.com.