3D printing is becoming an increasingly important tool for space travel. Now, the first medical supplies were 3D printed in space.
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.
University of Central Florida and NASA are researching how astronauts can 3D print habitats and tools on the Red Planet using Martian soil.
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space crew capsules will use more than 600 3D-printed parts. Some of them are even made of plastic.
Russia and the EU are planning to build a permanent lunar base together. The goal is to erect a 3D printed habitat, so astronauts can find water on the dark side of the moon.
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.
The first work of art in space — the ‘Laugh Star’ — will be a 3D printed model of recorded laughter at the International Space Station.
The European Space Agency announces partnership with BEEVeryCreative on the MELT project, developing additive manufacturing technology for use in space.
Audi’s Lunar Quattro rover is equipped with lightweight aluminum 3D printed wheels. Good news for scientists: They can now pack more payload.
After being named the winner of the ISS Design Competition, Andy Filo’s satellite launcher to be 3D printed on the space station.
Aerospace firms will soon be testing robots, called SpiderFab, to see whether they can be used to 3D print satellites and structures in space.
The Enterprise In Space program has launched a contest called Print the Future, offering the chance to have your designs 3D printed in space.
Get your ass to the Mojave Desert. Mars City Design is working on concepts for a self-sustaining Mars colony, including 3D printed homes.
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.