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Building in the Stars: Phase Two, Level Two Winners Announced for NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Building in the Stars: Phase Two, Level Two Winners Announced for NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

My husband and I are science fiction fans, and as such own some of Ray Bradbury’s works, including short story collection The Martian Chronicles. I especially like “The Million-Year Picnic,” when a family from Earth goes to live on Mars, and the father introduces his children to Martians by showing them their own reflections in […]

My husband and I are science fiction fans, and as such own some of Ray Bradbury’s works, including short story collection The Martian Chronicles. I especially like “The Million-Year Picnic,” when a family from Earth goes to live on Mars, and the...
Astronauts Aboard the ISS Will 3D Print Medical Tools in Space for the First Time, Thanks to Dr. Wong and 3D4MD

Astronauts Aboard the ISS Will 3D Print Medical Tools in Space for the First Time, Thanks to Dr. Wong and 3D4MD

3D printing made history back in 2014 when the first 3D printer in space, the Made In Space Zero-G 3D printer, was sent up to the International Space Station. One of the people cheering loudest for this major accomplishment was Toronto doctor Julielynn Wong, a friend of the founders of Made In Space, and the founder herself […]

3D printing made history back in 2014 when the first 3D printer in space, the Made In Space Zero-G 3D printer, was sent up to the International Space Station. One of the people cheering loudest for this major accomplishment was Toronto doctor Julielynn Wong, a friend...
Made In Space Plans to 3D Print ‘Steampunk’ Ships From Asteroid Material

Made In Space Plans to 3D Print ‘Steampunk’ Ships From Asteroid Material

It’s well nigh impossible to discuss 3D printing technology in outer space without mentioning the California-based 3D printing firm Made In Space. The organization has essentially become the right hand man to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), contributing to a number of projects both inside and outside of the International Space Station (ISS). Made […]

It’s well nigh impossible to discuss 3D printing technology in outer space without mentioning the California-based 3D printing firm Made In Space. The organization has essentially become the right hand man to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),...
NASA Begins Studying Aerosol Jetting Technology to 3D Print Electronic Assemblies

NASA Begins Studying Aerosol Jetting Technology to 3D Print Electronic Assemblies

It’s been just a few weeks since NASA announced their plans to invest in a new type of 3D printing technology dubbed Selective Separation Sintering (SSS), which was developed by the NASA In-Situ Materials Challenge winner, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis. A couple of days ago, the space agency also revealed that they have their sight set […]

It’s been just a few weeks since NASA announced their plans to invest in a new type of 3D printing technology dubbed Selective Separation Sintering (SSS), which was developed by the NASA In-Situ Materials Challenge winner, Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis. A couple of days ago,...
Selective Separation Sintering: NASA Challenge Leads to an Entirely New 3D Printing Technology for the Moon and Mars

Selective Separation Sintering: NASA Challenge Leads to an Entirely New 3D Printing Technology for the Moon and Mars

While there are many reasons to push for the development of 3D printing technology in space, the biggest reason is that shipping things to outer space is expensive – really expensive. According to NASA, it costs about $10,000 to launch a mere kilogram of cargo into low Earth orbit, and $100,000 to send that same […]

While there are many reasons to push for the development of 3D printing technology in space, the biggest reason is that shipping things to outer space is expensive – really expensive. According to NASA, it costs about $10,000 to launch a mere kilogram of cargo...
Oculus Rift Delights Eventgoers at CES 2016; Promises Delivery of VR Headsets at $599 in March

Oculus Rift Delights Eventgoers at CES 2016; Promises Delivery of VR Headsets at $599 in March

Oculus Rift is seriously intense in every way. Not only is it an enormous business enterprise on its own, acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, but this virtual reality device is capable of taking you to another world altogether, and is so heavy-hitting that it’s recommended you take a break within each half […]

Oculus Rift is seriously intense in every way. Not only is it an enormous business enterprise on its own, acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $2 billion, but this virtual reality device is capable of taking you to another world altogether, and is so heavy-hitting that...
Follow in the Footsteps of Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’ with NASA’s 3D Mars Trek 2.0

Follow in the Footsteps of Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’ with NASA’s 3D Mars Trek 2.0

Over the summer NASA launched Mars Trek, an interactive 3D map of the red planet that allowed users to zoom in and out of key areas of the planet’s surface. The interface was similar to Google Earth, though NASA included annotated locations where users could learn more about the Mars landmarks, the science of sending probes to […]

Over the summer NASA launched Mars Trek, an interactive 3D map of the red planet that allowed users to zoom in and out of key areas of the planet’s surface. The interface was similar to Google Earth, though NASA included annotated locations where users could learn...
The NASA 3D Space Container Challenge Junior Finalists are Bound for Space Camp

The NASA 3D Space Container Challenge Junior Finalists are Bound for Space Camp

Last May as part of a series of challenges aimed at getting kids involved in STEM education, NASA launched the 3D Space Container Challenge. NASA asked that students ranging in age from five to fifteen to design useful and innovative containers that could be 3D printed in space. The students simply needed to submit a […]

Last May as part of a series of challenges aimed at getting kids involved in STEM education, NASA launched the 3D Space Container Challenge. NASA asked that students ranging in age from five to fifteen to design useful and innovative containers that could be 3D...
Forecast 3D Helped NASA Mars Habitat Challenge Winner 3D Print a Replica of their Winning Design

Forecast 3D Helped NASA Mars Habitat Challenge Winner 3D Print a Replica of their Winning Design

After discovering flowing liquid water on the surface of Mars, NASA was quick to announce that they have officially started planning on a manned mission to the red planet. Which is convenient considering they just announced the winner of their 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge at last week’s New York Maker Faire. NASA and the […]

After discovering flowing liquid water on the surface of Mars, NASA was quick to announce that they have officially started planning on a manned mission to the red planet. Which is convenient considering they just announced the winner of their 3D Printed Mars Habitat...
NASA Selects the 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge Finalists

NASA Selects the 3D Printed Mars Habitat Challenge Finalists

As NASA focuses on their discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars, they also took the time to officially select the three winners for phase one of their 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. Back in August the 165 submissions were narrowed down to the top 30 semifinalists, who were then notified that their work would […]

As NASA focuses on their discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars, they also took the time to officially select the three winners for phase one of their 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. Back in August the 165 submissions were narrowed down to the top...
3D Print Your Own Mars Curiosity Rover, Available Free from NASA

3D Print Your Own Mars Curiosity Rover, Available Free from NASA

Mars has always been a highly mythologized planet because it is right next to Earth, and since the first successful flyby in 1965 we continue to know more and more about the Red Planet. Right now there are seven functioning spacecraft on the planet: five are orbiting Mars and two are on its surface. One of the surface […]

Mars has always been a highly mythologized planet because it is right next to Earth, and since the first successful flyby in 1965 we continue to know more and more about the Red Planet. Right now there are seven functioning spacecraft on the planet: five are orbiting...
NASA 3D Prints Parts for Future Space Drones — May Explore Volcanoes on Mars or Asteroids

NASA 3D Prints Parts for Future Space Drones — May Explore Volcanoes on Mars or Asteroids

When one typically envisions a drone, images of either a tiny notebook-size, multi-prop machine, or one of those giant unmanned military aircraft fill their head. Drone technology has been improving considerably over the past 4-5 years, even to a point where companies like Amazon are considering their use for home delivery. What one usually doesn’t […]

When one typically envisions a drone, images of either a tiny notebook-size, multi-prop machine, or one of those giant unmanned military aircraft fill their head. Drone technology has been improving considerably over the past 4-5 years, even to a point where companies...
You Can Now 3D Print the New Horizons Image of Pluto

You Can Now 3D Print the New Horizons Image of Pluto

It’s pretty rough being the celestial body known as Pluto, or as I like to call him, P-Dawg (okay, I don’t call Pluto that). Over the years, Pluto has been a full blown planet, an escaped moon of Neptune, a dwarf planet, and as it’s known today, a plutoid. But it seems science can’t even […]

It’s pretty rough being the celestial body known as Pluto, or as I like to call him, P-Dawg (okay, I don’t call Pluto that). Over the years, Pluto has been a full blown planet, an escaped moon of Neptune, a dwarf planet, and as it’s known today, a plutoid. But it...
Space Age Technology… in Space: 3D Print Challenge by NASA

Space Age Technology… in Space: 3D Print Challenge by NASA

There are few technologies that are currently revolutionizing human capabilities as much as those offered through 3D printing. What if you wanted to make that into something even more cutting edge? Well, the logical next step is: do it in space! No, this isn’t the plot for the next Tommy Lee Jones/Ben Affleck movie; instead, […]

There are few technologies that are currently revolutionizing human capabilities as much as those offered through 3D printing. What if you wanted to make that into something even more cutting edge? Well, the logical next step is: do it in space! No, this isn’t the...
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