Wannabe Elon Musks can 3D print their virtual spaceships

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Wannabe Elon Musks can 3D print their virtual spaceships

If you think you've got a bright future in spaceship design, the Kerbal Space Program simulator will quickly humble you -- beneath the playful surface is an accurate, unforgiving physics system. The lucky few that manage to get their virtual craft in orbit or beyond can't be blamed if they'd like to commemorate the achievement. A printing company called Eucl3D now lets you do exactly that in PVC -- all you have to do is upload your Kerbal .craft files, and for $99, you'll get a plastic replica of your ship.

You may not get the epic grandeur you expect, as Eucl3d will scale all models to the size that $99 worth of PVC will allow. Also, tiny unprintable details like struts may be deleted automatically by the system. But those are minor details, and many of the finished models look fantastic. In fact, considering how many NASA engineers actually use Kerbal, you may even see your ship retrieve a freaking asteroid one day. If you'd like to try it, you can upload your files here.
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