NASA and Freelancer Challenge Designers to Create Arm for Astrobee Flying Robot

NASA is a big fan of crowdsourcing and contests, whether it’s a global headlining competition like the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge or something smaller to stimulate the creativity of students. To launch these…

3D Printing and Recycling in Space Among New NASA and Freelancer.com Design Challenges

It’s become obvious over the last several years that NASA loves a good contest. The agency is enthusiastic about crowdsourcing ideas and inventions from the general public through design 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,”…

Mars Medical Challenge Asks Students to Design 3D Printable Items to Keep Astronauts Healthy on Mars

The team of NASA, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and online educational platform Future Engineers has been a lot of fun to follow over the last year. Their collaborative 3D…

NASA Design Challenge: Create a Logo for the In-Space Manufacturing Project

How’s this for bragging rights, graphic designers and artists? “Oh yes…I designed a logo for NASA.” Start practicing your casual hair flip and bored tone now, because NASA is, in…

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…

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…


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