3D printing is becoming an increasingly important tool for space travel. Now, the first medical supplies were 3D printed in space.
The first work of art in space — the ‘Laugh Star’ — will be a 3D printed model of recorded laughter at the International Space Station.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space crew capsules will use more than 600 3D-printed parts. Some of them are even made of plastic.
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.
NASA contractor Techshot tests 3D printing in zero gravity. What did they print? Oh, just a heart structure. What’s next? A beating heart.
University of Central Florida and NASA are researching how astronauts can 3D print habitats and tools on the Red Planet using Martian soil.