NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Korean Team Develops In-Situ Space Construction 3D Printing for NASA Challenge

Developing the capability for in-situ manufacturing using 3D printing technologies is critical to manufacturing and construction in space, especially if we are to explore or inhabit other space environments, such…

Penn State Creates a Breakthrough 3D Printing Technology for the NASA Housing Challenge

In 2017, just a few months before his death, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said humanity only has about 100 years to escape Earth. Even though we have seen the signs…

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,…

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…

Techmer PM Materials Design Know-How “Vital” in 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Success

Early last week, NASA announced the winners of the second level of the second phase of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a multiphase competition that began in 2015 and challenges…

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,”…

NASA Announces Winners of First Part of Phase Two in 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

Two years ago, NASA issued a challenge: 3D print viable habitats that people can potentially live in on Mars, the moon, or elsewhere in the future,  using locally available materials….

Phase Two of NASA’s 3D Printed Habitat Challenge is Now Open for Registration

The thought of humans living in 3D printed habitats on Mars is incredible enough – but the idea that those habitats may be partially designed by average citizens sounds unbelievable….

Mars Habitat Designers RedWorks Will Test Earth-Based Manufacturing Products in 2016

Last May NASA launched their Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge that asked teams of designers, artists, engineers, rocket scientists and 3D printing technology experts from all over the world to…

To Mars and Beyond: How RedWorks is Going to Help NASA Colonize Space

Last May when NASA launched their Mars 3D Printed Habitat Challenge teams of designers, artists, engineers, rocket scientists and 3D printing technology experts from all over the world tried their…

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…

Colonizing Mars With 3D Printed Sfero Habitats Made from Local Materials

Back in May, NASA announced their 3D Printed Habitat Challenge hoping to find some new ideas for potentially creating workable ideas to create functional and safe living spaces suitable for…