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ISRO Using Simulated Soil and 3D Printing to Construct Lunar Habitats

This year, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its second trip to the moon. If all goes well, the 3,290 kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft will be orbiting over the far side of…

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 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…

Hold the Moon in Your Hand: AstroReality to Offer 3D Printed Lunar Model with Integrated Augmented Reality

I was a mere tot when men first walked on our rocky, crater ridden moon. My father loves to tell the story. My grandparents were out of town for the summer,…

ESA 3D Prints Sturdy Bricks from Sunlight and Moon Dust

In the future, we will live in houses made from sunlight and moon dust. Sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, doesn’t it? It could be reality for some…

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,…

Lunar 3D Printing as Pitstop to Life on Mars

According to the head of the European Space Agency, it will be at least 15 years before we can expect humans aboard a flight to Mars. The US space agency NASA is…

No Dark Side to this MOON: Kickstarter Campaign Sees Celestial Success

My father, who has taught high school geography courses for decades, used to have a set of globes in his room. One of them was a standard Earth globe, ocean-blue…

3D Print the Surface of the Moon with Moon2STL

We’ve written a lot of articles about 3D printing on the moon, as international space agencies and private companies alike race to return to the lunar surface. We haven’t written…

Audi Sponsors Part Time Scientists’ Endeavor to Explore the Moon with 3D Printed Rover

It’s been over 40 years since humans have been to the moon, but the idea of going back has been increasingly popular lately. It’s essentially a new space race: out…

European Space Agency Reiterates Its Plan to Build 3D Printed Base on the Moon

For a while, the European Space Agency has been talking about the possibility of creating a base on the moon, using 3D printing for a large part of its construction. So…

3D Printed Rocket is Ready to Go to the Moon

We’ve learned a lot about the moon since 1969, when the first humans landed on it. Recent technology has allowed us to get some amazing looks at its surface, but…

Stratasys Commemorates Chinese Festival With 3D Printed Lantern

How about that moon last night? After being hyped for weeks, a total lunar eclipse turned the moon red in the meteorological phenomenon known as a blood moon, and, to add…

3D Printed Human Artifacts are Being Sent to the Moon with Hopes of Surviving Billions of Years

It was July of 1969, and all of the world watched as humans landed on the moon. Soon thereafter, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot…

Andrey Rudenko Reveals Plan to 3D Print Bases on the Moon and Buildings in Earth’s Deserts

Perhaps you are getting tired of hearing about the 3D printing of buildings by now. After all, 3D printed construction has been in the news quite a bit over the…