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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”
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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
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Nov 7, 2017
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials
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Oct 25, 2017
Recycling 3D Printed Plastic on International Space Station
Featured image of India Space Research Organisation Used 3D Printing to Develop Antenna Now in Outer Orbit
Oct 8, 2017
India Space Research Organisation Used 3D Printing to Develop Antenna Now in Outer Orbit
Featured image of NASA’s Refabricator Will Turn Recycled Plastic Into New 3D Printed Components
Sep 4, 2017
NASA’s Refabricator Will Turn Recycled Plastic Into New 3D Printed Components
Featured image of Astronauts Mix Recycled Urine with Yeast to Create 3D Printing Filament
Aug 24, 2017
Astronauts Mix Recycled Urine with Yeast to Create 3D Printing Filament
Featured image of Metal 3D Printing Used to Produce Waveguides For Telecom Satellites
Aug 22, 2017
Metal 3D Printing Used to Produce Waveguides For Telecom Satellites
Featured image of Made In Space Completes 3D Printed Radiation Shield Project
Aug 18, 2017
Made In Space Completes 3D Printed Radiation Shield Project
Featured image of NASA Livestream: Watch Astronauts Deploy 3D Printed Satellite
Aug 17, 2017
NASA Livestream: Watch Astronauts Deploy 3D Printed Satellite
Featured image of Made in Space Take a Giant Leap with New Archinaut System
Aug 11, 2017
Made in Space Take a Giant Leap with New Archinaut System
Featured image of New Plastic Allows Astronauts to 3D Print Spacewalk Tools
Jul 25, 2017
New Plastic Allows Astronauts to 3D Print Spacewalk Tools
Featured image of Enthusiast Uses 3D Printing to Develop Accurate SpaceX Models
Jul 3, 2017
Enthusiast Uses 3D Printing to Develop Accurate SpaceX Models
Featured image of Researchers Developing Self-Replicating 3D Printers to Build Moon Bases
Jun 8, 2017
Researchers Developing Self-Replicating 3D Printers to Build Moon Bases
Featured image of NASA is 3D Printing Radiation Shields for Expandable Habitats
May 31, 2017
NASA is 3D Printing Radiation Shields for Expandable Habitats
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May 5, 2017
Vector Successfully Launches Vector-R with 3D Printed Injector

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Featured image of Made In Space Completes 3D Printed Radiation Shield Project
Orbital Printing
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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DIY Comscanner
3D Print Your Own Tricorder from the TV Series “The Orville”

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. 

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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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The Martian
NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge Finalists Revealed

Here are the 30 finalists in the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a NASA competition seeking radical designs for an outpost on Mars.

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Silent Running
Recycling 3D Printed Plastic on International Space Station

Now there's a 3D printer on the International Space Station, Made in Space and Braskem are exploring ways for recycling 3D printed plastic.

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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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Heavy Industry
3D Printing Takes Off at Lockheed Martin

After extensive investment in 3D printing, Lockheed Martin is now building multi-printing units for simultaneous additive manufacturing.

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Mini Blast Off
Enthusiast Uses 3D Printing to Develop Accurate SpaceX Models

SpaceX enthusiast, Oliver Braun, taught himself how to 3D print to develop a replica of the Falcon 9, receiving praise from SpaceX employees.

Featured image of Austiwawa 3D Prints and Launches CO2-Powered Rockets with Onboard Camera
Major Tom to Ground Control
Austiwawa 3D Prints and Launches CO2-Powered Rockets with Onboard Camera

A popular YouTuber named Austin used 3D printing to create rockets that launch with compressed CO2. He tried to modify the rockets to include an onboard camera, and his entire trial and error process was captured on video.

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Space: the Final Manufacturing Facility.
SpaceX Research Vessel Returns to Earth

After a month's visit to the International Space Station, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has returned to Earth, bringing with it the results of several experiments, including an enhanced fiber optic cable, produced by a specialized 3D printer.

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To Boldly Print Where No Filament Has Been Printed Before
Once Launched in Space, MakerSat-0 Will Collect Data on 3D Printing Materials

A launch this week will see a CubeSat, designed by students, reach space and collect data on how harsh conditions effect 3D printed materials.

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Light Years Ahead
Made in Space Take a Giant Leap with New Archinaut System

Made in Space has developed and demonstrated a system called Archinaut which uses 3D printing and robotic arms to manufacture in space. 

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Russia Takes First Step To Permanent Moonbase
Russia And EU Reveal Plans For A 3D Printed Moonbase

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.

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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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Pee to Print
Astronauts Mix Recycled Urine with Yeast to Create 3D Printing Filament

Researchers are working on a way to turn human waste into different substances, including omega-3 fatty acids and plastics, by using yeast.