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Jun 5, 2022
3D Printed Telescope: The Best Projects to See the Stars
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Jul 23, 2019
Celebrate the Moon Landing with a 3D Printed Bootprint
Featured image of NASA Funds Demonstration to 3D Print Spacecraft Parts in Space
Jul 16, 2019
NASA Funds Demonstration to 3D Print Spacecraft Parts in Space
Featured image of Scientists Bio-Printing Human Skin and Bone for Space Missions
Jul 10, 2019
Scientists Bio-Printing Human Skin and Bone for Space Missions
Featured image of NASA Announces 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Winners
May 7, 2019
NASA Announces 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Winners
Featured image of US Rocket Factory Relativity Receives 3D Printing Metal Technology Patent
Feb 18, 2019
US Rocket Factory Relativity Receives 3D Printing Metal Technology Patent
Featured image of Mars One Space Colonisation Project Company Declares Bankruptcy
Feb 13, 2019
Mars One Space Colonisation Project Company Declares Bankruptcy
Featured image of Russian Company “3D Bioprinting Solution” Prints Organs in Space
Feb 12, 2019
Russian Company “3D Bioprinting Solution” Prints Organs in Space
Featured image of NASA and Copper 3D Test Antimicrobial 3D Printing Material in Space
Feb 6, 2019
NASA and Copper 3D Test Antimicrobial 3D Printing Material in Space
Featured image of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Creates 3D Printable Model of Bennu Asteroid
Feb 4, 2019
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Mission Creates 3D Printable Model of Bennu Asteroid
Featured image of Autodesk and NASA Create Interplanetary Lander Using Generative Design
Nov 16, 2018
Autodesk and NASA Create Interplanetary Lander Using Generative Design
Featured image of NASA-Awarded MARSHA Project Aims to 3D Print Egg-Shaped Structures on Mars
Jul 27, 2018
NASA-Awarded MARSHA Project Aims to 3D Print Egg-Shaped Structures on Mars
Featured image of ESA Now Testing a Prototype Microgravity 3D Printer
May 17, 2018
ESA Now Testing a Prototype Microgravity 3D Printer
Featured image of Made In Space Receives NASA’s “Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year” Award
Apr 18, 2018
Made In Space Receives NASA’s “Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year” Award
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Apr 4, 2018
3D Print Your Own Tricorder from the TV Series “The Orville”
Featured image of NASA to Develop 3D Printable Tools for Research of Omics in Space
Feb 15, 2018
NASA to Develop 3D Printable Tools for Research of Omics in Space
Featured image of Austiwawa 3D Prints and Launches CO₂-Powered Rockets with Onboard Camera
Jan 30, 2018
Austiwawa 3D Prints and Launches CO₂-Powered Rockets with Onboard Camera
Featured image of Rocket Lab’s 3D Printed Rocket Successfully Deploys 3 Satellites into Orbit
Jan 22, 2018
Rocket Lab’s 3D Printed Rocket Successfully Deploys 3 Satellites into Orbit
Featured image of SpaceX Research Vessel Returns to Earth
Jan 15, 2018
SpaceX Research Vessel Returns to Earth
Featured image of Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials
Nov 7, 2017
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials
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Featured image of 3D Printed Telescope: The Best Projects to See the Stars
The DIY Is the Limit
3D Printed Telescope: The Best Projects to See the Stars

If you want to see space from your porch, take a look through a 3D printed telescope and see the beauty of the night sky!

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One Giant Print
3D Print a Model of the Apollo 11 Command Module

The Smithsonian partnered with Autodesk to 3D scan the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia", and have released 3D printable files online.

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3D Print The Curiosity Rover
3D Print a Curiosity Rover: NASA Has Just Released the Files

That’s a great a weekend project for anyone who owns a 3D printer: NASA has just released the files for 3D printing a Curiosity Rover on their website.

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Recycling in Space
NASA’s Refabricator Will Turn Recycled Plastic Into New 3D Printed Components

Next year, the International Space Station will receive the Refabricator, the first machine to mix recycling and 3D printing into one process.

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Do Try This At Home
Great Space Exploration Projects You Can Build at Home

Soon, NASA’s Juno probe will deliver images from Jupiter - until then, we’ll satisfy our scientific desires with these great DIY space exploration projects.

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Launch It Like a Pro
Singapore Start-up Launch Rocket with 3D Printed Fuel

A Singapore start-up company is the first in the world to use 3D printed fuel, combining two materials, to launch a self-made rocket in Australia.

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Celebrate the Moon Landing with a 3D Printed Bootprint

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, memorabilia creator, Master Replicas, made a 3D printable version of Buzz Aldrin's footprint.

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Researchers Developing Self-Replicating 3D Printers to Build Moon Bases

Researchers from Carleton University are on the cusp of 3D printing an electric motor from materials similar to those found on the moon.

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NASA is 3D Printing Radiation Shields for Expandable Habitats

NASA is 3D printing radiation shields on the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, an experimental habitat on the International Space Station.

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MIT Rocket Team Blasts Off with Plastic 3D Printed Rocket Motor

MIT Rocket Team, working with Markforged, 3D print a rocket motor using plastic. It successfully fired, breaking new ground in rocketry.

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In Space, Nobody Can Hear You Print
Astronauts 3D Printed First Medical Supplies on the ISS

3D printing is becoming an increasingly important tool for space travel. Now, the first medical supplies were 3D printed in space.

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The First Audi In Space
Audi’s 3D Printed Lunar Rover Scheduled to Launch Next Year

Audi’s Lunar Quattro rover is equipped with lightweight aluminum 3D printed wheels. Good news for scientists: They can now pack more payload.

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Can 3D Printed Humans Travel Space? Real Cyborg Says “Yes”

Recognized cyborg believes future humans will be able to 3D print themselves in space to travel the universe. Is 3D Printed Human space travel scifi or the future?

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Exploring Mars with a 3D printed Planetary Rover

Polish students are building a planetary rover with 3D printed parts, specially designed to explore the bumpy terrain of the planet Mars.

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European Space Agency Testing 3D Printed Antenna

The European Space Agency has been testing a prototype 3D printed antenna, designed for future mega-constellation small satellite platforms.

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NASA Tested an Almost Completely 3D Printed Rocket

A NASA team moved one step closer to building a completely 3D printed, high performance rocket engine.

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To Infinity And Beyond
NASA Funds Demonstration to 3D Print Spacecraft Parts in Space

Made In Space has received a $73.7 million contract from NASA to demonstrate how its small spacecraft, called Archinaut One, can additively manufacture spacecraft components in low-Earth orbit.

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Scientists Bio-Printing Human Skin and Bone for Space Missions

The European Space Agency is working on a project to 3D print living tissue for uses in space exploration. So far, it's used bio-printing to create bone and skin samples which could be recreated in a low-gravity environment. 

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NASA Announces 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Winners

The competition challenged teams to design 3D printed habitats for deep space exploration. NASA awarded $700,000 in the final round to the first and second place winners.

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US Rocket Factory Relativity Receives 3D Printing Metal Technology Patent

Relativity, the autonomous rocket factory and launch service, has been granted a patent for its machine learning 3D metal printing technology. It's also added three senior leaders from the aerospace industry to its executive team.

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