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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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In Space No One Can Hear You Build
SpiderFab: 3D Printing Robots Construct Structures in Space

Aerospace firms will soon be testing robots, called SpiderFab, to see whether they can be used to 3D print satellites and structures in space.

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NASA Funds 3D Printers In Space to Mine, Fly Asteroids

NASA funds initiative to use 3D printers in space to mine and fly asteroids. This is why we love NASA.

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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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NASA-Awarded MARSHA Project Aims to 3D Print Egg-Shaped Structures on Mars

New York architecture and technology company AI SpaceFactory has been awarded by NASA for its MARS HAbitat (MARSHA) project. The concept includes using in-situ resource utilization to 3D print egg-shaped habitats on Mars that are optimized to deal with internal atmospheric pressure and structural stresses.

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Mars City Design Project will 3D Print in the Mojave Desert

Get your ass to the Mojave Desert. Mars City Design is working on concepts for a self-sustaining Mars colony, including 3D printed homes.

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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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Autodesk and NASA Create Interplanetary Lander Using Generative Design

Autodesk has teamed up with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design an energy and cost efficient interplanetary lander. Then lander structure is heavily reliant on generative design, which helps achieve significant performance savings.

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Made In Space Completes 3D Printed Radiation Shield Project

Made In Space completes their latest project: 3D printing radiation shields and testing them on the International Space Station (ISS).

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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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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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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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BeeHex offers 3D Printed Pizza for Astronauts (and YOU)

Astronauts on a deep space mission to Mars won't have to forfeit all their favorite snacks; behold the 3D printed pizza commissioned by NASA.

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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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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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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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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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