NASA sending a 3-D printer into space

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(CNN) — When traveling through space, there are certain items you know you’re going to need. A spacesuit? Most likely. A towel? Some say it’s the most massively useful item you can have.

For all the rest, NASA has a new plan: 3-D printers. In space.

The agency plans to send a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in June, when the fifth SpaceX supply mission is scheduled.

In a video published Monday, the agency explains that a functional 3-D printer would help astronauts keep a steady supply of all the little parts needed to keep the 15-year-old station in working order without having to deliver or find storage space for replacements.

“3-D printing provides us the ability to do our own ‘Star Trek’ replication right there on the spot,” NASA astronaut Timothy “T.J.” Creamer says in the video. The printer would “help us replace things we’ve lost, replace…

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Usher’s Son Released From Hospital After Accident

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ATLANTA (AP) — The son of Grammy-winning R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy’s mother said Tuesday.

Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer Angela Kinley said. She said Tameka Foster Raymond, the singer’s ex-wife, saw her son at school Monday when he attended orientation for the new year.

Police say the boy fell to the bottom of a pool behind the singer’s downtown home Aug. 5 and became stuck in the drain.

A housekeeper tried unsuccessfully to free him. Two men who were working at the home as audio-visual subcontractors were called to help, and the boy was eventually pulled from the pool then given CPR by one of the contractors.

Usher — who has recorded the multiplatinum R&B albums “My Way,” ”8701″ and “Confessions” —…

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