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NASA Funds 36 Space 3D Printing Projects—Here Are the 15 Most Exciting

NASA’s latest funding of space technology projects includes plenty of 3D printing innovation proposals. Out of a total of 289 US small businesses and 47 research institutions to receive initial…

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SpaceX Successes Drive off-Earth Innovation, So Do Its Failures

After a highly anticipated test launch, SpaceX‘s Starship SN11 prototype finally lifted off for a planned test flight. Climbing up from out of the cloud deck at the company’s South…

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How the Perseverance Rover with 3D Printed Parts Is Thriving on Mars

Following a seven-month journey, NASA’s Perseverence Rover touched down at Mars’s Jezero Crater on February 18, 2021. Since then, mission controllers have made a lot of progress, including capturing the…

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3D Printing and the Future of Space

Undoubtedly the most exciting frontier for human exploration, outer space is a gateway to probing promising worlds, looking for biosignatures in the atmospheres of exoplanets, or pushing the boundaries of…

NASA Announces Collaborations to Advance 3D Printing Technologies for Space Exploration

In only four years, NASA astronauts are expected to land on the Moon as part of the space agency’s ambitious Artemis program that will use innovative technologies to explore more…

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China’s Long March-5 Rocket Has 50 3D Printed Parts

During the last two years, China has led the world in orbital launches, and 2020 seems to continue along that trend as the country’s space agency sends major exploration missions…

NASA Lets You 3D Print Your Own Mars Perseverance Rover

After a successful launch on July 30, NASA‘s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission is on its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect…

NASA Director Talks Industrialized Biomedicine in Space at IAC

“We are on the cusp of once again launching American astronauts on rockets from American soil for the first time since the retirement of the shuttle in 2011. We now…

NASA and Made In Space Talk About 3D Printing Recycled Material in Orbit

With deep space exploration moving forward, NASA is using the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct cutting edge research and technological developments to help prepare astronauts as they take the…

ADAM: A Concept for Autonomous Construction on Mars

Gracinda Ferreira has an interesting concept for building structures on Mars and beyond. Her ADAM idea calls for an automated construction tool to 3D print homes on the surface. After…

3D Printing Shows What Humans Could Look Like If They Were Optimized for Living on Mars

There is a great deal of talk these days about colonizing Mars, and about the conditions that would need to be met in order to live and thrive there. 3D…

SEArch+ and Apis Cor Take Top Prize in Latest Level of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Since NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge began, it has been fascinating to follow the competition as it moves through its multiple levels and phases. At its inception in 2014 the…

3D Printed Cylinders Tower Over Mars Surface in Latest Design for Habitat Challenge

NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge has seen several companies competing for a high honor – to design the first habitats for humans on Mars and the moon. Using 3D printing,…

R&D Aspects of 3D Printing Chocolate

It is no secret that chocolate is a universally loved food. In fact, the average American eats over nine pounds of chocolate per year. Since 2013, both 3D printing companies…

Mars Simulation in Omani Desert to Test 3D Printing for Visit to Red Planet

Mars is our second nearest neighbor in the vast reaches of outer space. As such, it has long been easily visible in the night sky and so the circumstances surrounding…

UAE Looks to the Stars As It Launches Mars Science City Project, Complete with Labs and 3D Printed Museum Walls

Ever since implementing its ambitious 3D Printing Strategy last year, Dubai has been focused on making the UAE a global 3D printing leader through the multi-tiered plan laid out in a…

The Refabricator Will Be Recycling Plastic and 3D Printing Onboard the ISS Next Year

In 2015, NASA awarded Washington-based technology firm Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to continue developing its Positrusion Recycler, which recycles plastic waste into 3D…

Branch Technology and Foster + Partners Take First Place Again in Latest Round of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

It’s an amazing thought that many people alive on Earth today might, in their lifetimes, see humans landing on – and even living on – Mars. It’s even more likely…

3D Printing News Briefs: August 22, 2017

We’re talking about everything from business and 3D printing materials to outer space in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs. Using a new digital platform, thyssenkrupp has connected all of the machines…

3D Printed Hydroponics Part of Large-Scale Space Travel Simulation

There’s been a lot of talk lately about traveling to the moon, Mars or both. 3D printing has a lot to do with every stage of the planned journey into…

Northwestern University Researchers 3D Print Flexible Objects with Simulated Lunar and Martian Soil

Just a few days ago, scientists from Fotec revealed that they had 3D printed small structures from simulated Martian soil. The structures, a small conical dwelling and a portion of a wall,…

NASA’s PUFFER Microbot Has 3D Printed Wheels to Climb Up Martian Slopes

The rovers that could be used to explore the moon, or other planets in our galaxy, are increasingly being designed and built using 3D printing technology, like Part Time Scientists’ Audi-sponsored…

Tiny 3D Printed Structures from Simulated Martian Soil Could Be a Preview of Bigger Things to Come

Mars is a big topic of conversation right now among aerospace agencies, tech companies, governments, and just about anyone with any interest in space – which is most people, as…

University of Central Florida Professor Works with NASA to Further Develop 3D Printing Plans for Mars

A new space race has emerged as government agencies and private companies around the world strive to be the first to land humans on Mars. While each of these institutions may…