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.
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.
The Smithsonian partnered with Autodesk to 3D scan the Apollo 11 command module “Columbia", and have released 3D printable files online.
The "Organaut" bioprinter on the International Space Station has started to print human micro-organs in zero gravity. The first experiments already looked promising.
A Reddit user 3D modeled and printed a replica Comscanner from Strar Trek based TV show The Orville without having anything to base his dimensions on other than screenshots from the show.
Company Made In Space is developing 3D printed satellites that can be manufactured in outer space and launched right into orbit.
Researchers from Carleton University are on the cusp of 3D printing an electric motor from materials similar to those found on the moon.
3D printing technology is becoming indispensable to space travel. US company Rocket Crafters just got granted a patent on safe 3D printed rocket fuel. Next, they plan to build a booster rocket with it.
Audi’s Lunar Quattro rover is equipped with lightweight aluminum 3D printed wheels. Good news for scientists: They can now pack more payload.
The European Space Agency announces partnership with BEEVeryCreative on the MELT project, developing additive manufacturing technology for use in space.
India Space Research Organisation launched a 3D printed antenna into space and found the tech offers lighter parts in a quick period of time.
Here are the 30 finalists in the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a NASA competition seeking radical designs for an outpost on Mars.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is testing a 3D printer designed to work under microgravity and fabricate with engineering polymers featuring high end mechanical and thermal properties.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center this week awarded Made In Space, the space manufacturing company, with the Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for performing well on every NASA contract.
NASA is launching the Omics in Space project, using 3D printing to develop tools to study omics aboard the ISS. These tools would allow astronauts to analyze biological samples and also assess how the space environment impacts their health.
A launch this week will see a CubeSat, designed by students, reach space and collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.
Now there's a 3D printer on the International Space Station, Made in Space and Braskem are exploring ways for recycling 3D printed plastic.