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3D Printed Monolithic Ceramic Thruster for Rocket Engine Survives Hot Fire Testing

Space and advanced technology certainly go hand-in-hand, and additive manufacturing is certainly taking its place among the stars. Well–at least near-space. We’ve seen developments in AM techniques lead to prototypes…

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…

Pac-Man Celebrates 35th Birthday — is Launched into Space as 3D Printed Model

Who doesn’t have the classic video arcade music and linear-chomping action of Pac-Man ingrained in the ’80s-driven recesses of their minds? Even most young kids these days are well-familiar with…

SpaceX Launches First-ever Turkmenistan Satellite into Orbit, Bears 3D Printed Strut

The true generosity of Turkmenistan toward their people in terms of launching a new satellite system for ‘helping’ with entertainment and news is rather dubious, coming from a draconian isolationist government that…

AstroGro — The Self Sustainable 3D Printed Bio-farm For Space

Coming as a shock to no one, humans need to eat food. As NASA readies its (still decades-off) manned mission to Mars, one of the problems that need to be…

PrintTheBus Is Taking On the NASA CubeQuest Challenge with 3D Printed Satellite

Oh yeah, 3D printing really is rocket science. At least it is if you’re Nick Lamarre, a member of PrintTheBus, a group of space enthusiasts who are set on 3D…

Eurostar E3000 Satellite Project Features First Space-Qualified 3D Printed Aluminum Part

The Eurostar E3000 is a generic satellite model often used for commercial and military communications. Manufactured by Astrium, the system uses a bi-propellant chemical propulsion system and an optional plasma…

Japanese Breakthrough & 3D Printing Could Make Wireless Transmission of Solar Energy a Reality

Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) say they were able to transmit 1.8 kilowatts of solar-generated power using microwaves sent to a receiver more than 180 feet from the…

ARTSAT 3D Printed Satellite Sends ‘Poetry’ Back from Space

The last pair of signals to reach Earth from the ARTSAT came from the lonely void some 4.7 million kilometers away in space during January. The first 3D printed satellite…

Comet Runner: Will 3D Printing Make Comet Hopping a Reality?

Projects like the 3D Printing in Zero-G Technology Demonstration from NASA on the International Space Station and a London architecture firm’s work with the European Space Agency to consider methods…

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…

Space Age Technology… in Space: 3D Print Challenge by NASA

There are few technologies that are currently revolutionizing human capabilities as much as those offered through 3D printing. What if you wanted to make that into something even more cutting…

Using 3D Printing to Colonize Animals in Space: Nonhuman Autonomous Space Agency Outlines Concept

We humans just aren’t quite ready for living in and colonizing space yet. It’s a source of frustration for many eager space enthusiasts, but unfortunately there are just a few…

Build Giant Objects in Space With the Help of 3D Printing — Introducing The Trusselator

The Trusselator is aimed at creating, through the use of in-space additive manufacturing, a series of high-performance trusses to handle large solar arrays and antennas, and NASA says Tethers Unlimited…

3D Printed Coffee Mug Will Allow Astronauts to Enjoy a Cup of Joe – May lead to further advancement of fluid systems in space

One of my favorite memories from my honeymoon a couple years ago was walking the streets of Rome, stopping into coffee shop after coffee shop, grabbing a different type of…

US Military Might: Will 3D Printing Provide the Technological Leg Up?

The military and technology go hand in hand. We’ve all seen the sci-fi movies where the evil opposition developed or obtained a form of super technology that we had to…

3D Printing May Help Reduce United States’ Reliance on Russian Rockets

3D printing enters the arenas of international diplomacy and outer space as US and Russian relations chill and the Pentagon seeks alternatives to previous high-tech trade arrangements. With the turmoil…

Made In Space Will Soon Allow Individuals And Businesses to 3D Print From Outer Space

Last week we got the huge news that Made In Space would be launching the very first 3D printer to the International Space Station in August, months ahead of schedule,…