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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…

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…

Researchers Developing Self-Replicating 3D Printers for the Moon

We’ve heard a lot about how 3D printing is the future of space exploration. One of the reasons the technology is so critical to space travel is that having a…

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…